By Zach Arnold | November 10, 2008
MMA Weekly has a report stating that UFC management approached Fabricio Werdum (after his loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 90) to re-negotiate his contract. The negotiations failed, so he is gone from the organization.
I do find it interesting that UFC has the contractual rights to not only be able to cut a fighter after they lose but to also ask a fighter to take a paycut or get released. In other sports (like professional football), there are buyouts and cuts but generally a negative impact towards a ’salary cap.’ In the world of UFC, management has the best of all worlds — they have complete and total control.