Money up front is an awesome idea. Just ask Matt Lindland. He was supposed to make mad money per fight with Bodog. He fought once and they never did shit with him again.
This is just Fedor and his team looking out for Fedor. Smart. If he would have lost to Timmah or been injured, that was his "golden parachute".
Bottom line though is what we already knew. The Affliction event could not have broken even. The numbers seem sketchy at best. Give it time and enough promoters and we will get MMA to be just like boxing yet. Just wait...
Favorite quote of UFC 87.
"These guys both have hearts the size of Tito's fucking head!!" Dana White.