...he has to make all the hard decisions, like cutting Okami. Okami is like Tim Tebow. Hes decent, but not decent at the same time. You guys act like the entire NFL football model isn't designed around maximum entertainment value. It's still a sport,....it still skims from the elite college pool, and selects and rejects good players everyday. NFL is a business and makes a poopload of money....exactly the same as UFC. But people say..."how could Tebow suck?....he was a national champion for christsake??" This has everything to do with contract/money/leverage and moving deadwood out to make way for better potentials: (young people that may not be as good as Okami right now, but they could be in time.) Okami is not great by any means....hes just been around awhile and now that the sport is becoming more mainstream/legitimized it is revealing more and more that he is fractionally mediocre, is getting old....and costs alot of money. Hector Lombard is a squat version of Uriah Hall, AND got beat by Boetsch (as did Okami). Okami got wrecked by Boetsch in that 3rd round, squeeked out a win against Lombard, got annihilated by Silva, and then Souza made Okami wear a dress. After seeing that Souza fight and how he steamrolled Okami (ranked #3 lol) Okami should have retired right then and there. I was completely turned off. That was not even gatekeeper status. Not even close. Oh and lets not forget the man can't speak a word of english in a sport that is predominantly watched by english speaking people....and has the most yawn-inspiring fighting style of tripping someone and holding them on the ground for 3 rounds. Weaksauce. I'm sure Okami's entire training camp is nothing but him getting up at 6am and flipping a tire for six hours, eat lunch...back to flipping tires. Even before I heard of him getting cut, when I saw Okami on a fightcard in the past I would get annoyed. Dana has legitimized the sport to secure we have the best possible fights in the future. He is moving out fighters that will never come close, to make way for up and comers like Kelvin Gastelum, Rockhold, Rory...and Souza. -getting old -can't speak english. -costs more than worth. -squeaks out wins with boring style. -nobody likes and don't wanna pay to see. -got completely pwned in 1 minute in last fight. ....yeah, I would cut him too. Good call Dana. This is a business designed to take the best fighters in the world and pit their skills in a cage for our bloodthirsty pleasure to see who is the best. .... for our entertainment. I like the fact that fighters are pressured to preform....to be under constant stress that they could be cut at any moment....JUST LIKE FOOTBALL. This is how the world works. The UFC is a privately owned-legitimized sport....not a government funded Olympics. If Dana wants to cut somebody, then...please do, I'm sure he has his reasons. They can only have enough people on the roster and it was a business decision to cut Okami. Did you see erick silva submit that dude in his last fight?... thats what I want to see. Dana White is sending a message to all the fighers that you can be top 10 ranked and still get the boot.....controlling them with fear, which in turn is MORE entertainment for you and me! REJOICE! Prepare yourself for epic battles in the future....this past fight with Jones and Gus are prime examples.