Right now the UFC has a virtual monopoly and we are starting to see the consequences. Fighters who are among the the very best in their weight classes are being released or not signed.
I'm no Gil fan but you cant deny that he is among in the best in the world at 155. 200K per fight is not unreasonable for someone ranked number 2 in their division. If this continues the sport will suffer. People I know who were once passionate about the sport have already begun to lose interest in the UFC.
I really hope Bellator, WSF or another group starts challenging the UFC.
My Favorite Fighters
1)Gray Maynard 2)Dan Henderson 3)Minotauro Nogueira 4)Wanderlei Silva 5)Roy Nelson 6)Tim Boetsch 7)Mark Hunt 8)Shogun Rua 9)Lyoto Machida 10) Connor McGregor