I have to agree that Wandy would have been a better buy, simply because that would have drawn the attention of any respectable MMA fan in the world. Royce was figured to be outclassed, which is why few people were that excited for the fight.
I also agree tht Royce was a good buy. They have the money to pay, they might as well start doing it. If big time fighters from Pride start hearing about that, they might consider letting the UFC bid on them when they become free agents, or try to work out clauses in their next Pride contract so that they can be eligible for these huge superfights. Spending that kind of money could end up working negativley or positivley. Time will tell.
"If there's a little blood, people like to see blood, it makes it interesting." - Forrest Griffin