^^While I don't feel draw potential is right, it's definitely the way it is; good point, CC
I agree with Randy more in principal, not necessarily in his specific situation. I wish he'd just finish out his last two fights, get his millions, and then walk if he felt the need to do so. All the drama and garbage associated with his situation is more than old at this point, not to mention unbecoming of him overall.
Frank Shamrock stated on a number of occasions that the UFC isn't interested in good fighters, only marketable ones. While they can't survive without genuine talent, their payouts do validate this point of view. The UFC's 'freak' fights aren't as blatant as Japan's, but Lesnar is an example of one nonetheless.
I want to see Andreson and Hendo each receive $300,000 on base for their upcoming bout and Rich Franklin receive MUCH more than $45,000 walking into a fight (Timmah got 200,000 for just stepping in with Vera, which is incredibly ridiculous--he and Tito are two of the most consistently overpaid fighters in the sport, hands down); then I'll be a happy camper
I agree fully... then we would see the best fighting the best.