Fighting is a shady business. Always has been. Cowboy knows what's cooking. He is the ultimate company man. Remember that shit with Bjork and fighters union? One call from dana and cowboy signed out of that shit in a heartbeat. Cowboy knew that it's in his best interest to lose this fight. UFC will take care of him for that. If he would've won, Dana would be pissed, and if your name is cowboy and you care about your financial future... You don't want to piss off uncle Dana... I don't even think he was instructed to fall, there was no orders. He just knew.