Originally Posted by MasterShake
I agree with almost everything Timmy said, except the Top 5 thing. I also think Timmy must be stupid, does he not realize who Dana White is, and how petty he can be. He may of left UFC on good terms, but he is now working for the one company that has really seemed to get under Dana's skin. I think from Dana's point of view you left the UFC to go fight for another show that is competition for the UFC, he will probably say keep fighting for them, I do not think most Tim fights were that big of a draw anyway, I might be mistaken, but generally the UFC will not let go of there big money makers like they did Timmy, look at what they are doing to Randy.
Yes and no. Tim going to fight for Affliction is win/win for Dana.
Tim wins? Then Dana can talk all sorts of shit about Fedor and say he is overrated and a can etc...
Tim loses? Dana can say that Tim was past his prime and that is why the UFC let him go.
The other great part about this for Dana is he gets to see what's what without ponying up the farm to Fedor. So we have heard that the pay for just Tim and Fedor may be in the neighborhood of $3 million for those 2 alone. I would be surprised if they make their money back on even that fight, so why would the UFC want to promote it? They already know that Tim is not a draw, and Fedor (although dominant and popular with the forums) is not a big draw either.
just my $.02
Favorite quote of UFC 87.
"These guys both have hearts the size of Tito's fucking head!!" Dana White.