He has been able to make a living by insulting other fighters, calling out other fighters, and adopting the trappings of a punk. People at the top of their game don't need to do such things to make a living. People on the margins do. The UFC has been merciful by not cutting him. Up until now, he has been rewarded with the fights he wants by being insulting to gin up controversy. I'm glad Matt isn't giving him what he wants. Bring back Marcus Davis to have another shot at him.
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555