Originally Posted by Thracian
No legit reason Jon Fitch should have been cut. He was fired back in 2008 for not giving up his video game likeness rights in perpetuity to the UFC, but allowed back when he caved.
UFC is a very politically charged company. Guys who cross the line are always punished somehow, some way.
Again the casual MMA fan believes the UFC is MMA they are catering for fights that reflect their casual fans ie highlight reel ko's stand up fights.Ground game minimal except a quick mount finish or sub armbar etc.
Fitch gets cut because he is a good technical fighter but you never really expect anything but a hard tight ground out win & that is how Zuffa & DW see it.Can he headline a PPV not imo no $.
Again look at a fighter that is middle card Chris Leben they didn't cut him because win or lose you will see hands thrown & does what the company reaquires.Regardless of his last fight a couple of years ago he fought on back to back tv/PPV shows again will never headline but is more fan freindly style!