Originally Posted by flo
With all due respect, rockdawg, I disagree. That would be like a ballplayer turning down a contract with the Yankees to play for the Tacoma Rainiers. Not a good move, career-wise.
That's not a good comparison in the fact that the guy would make more money with the Yankees and less with the Rainiers. However, fighters in the lesser league of Strikeforce were getting paid more than their UFC counterparts. If your concern is the best competition, yes, go with the UFC, but if your concern is about pay, you go somewhere else. Bellator is the 3rd biggest and it will grow now.
Many fighters leave the UFC because of the pay, such as Dan Henderson. I don't see Dan choosing to stay unless they pay him like he was getting paid in Strikeforce.