I assume 'The Beast' was booked on indy level MMA shows because he was a fairly big name in the 90s and his inclusion on the card was likely to attract a bigger crowd. He probably explained to the promoters that he was unwilling to fight in a shoot and so hoodwinking the audience was the only possible compromise. Worked MMA fights should be advertised as that. It's like advertising legit gucci shoes but sending your customers fake ones. The illusion of real gucci shoes is there but it's still fraud by deception.