UFC fighters are not UFC employees. They're not supposed to see themselves as such. They are there to become the best. To become champions. That's the only reason for them to be there and to perform. If they keep winning - and the more spectacular, the merrier - they will have this opportunity. Yes, even Aljamain Sterling. If you wish to stay in the UFC but have NO championship ambitions - well, in order to have a decent money, you have to be Lauzon/Cerrone/T. Almeida like fighter. Give it all. As an alternative, you can entertain outside the cage, but that's just an alternative. Otherwise, leave. Sign with Bellator, WSOF, whatever. Or you will be eventually cut, despite being top whatever. This is it. Side money, non-championship contracts, sponshorship - they don't matter. You will have a good camp, if you keep winning. Yes, even Pjotr Hallmann - had he beat Iaquinta, he would've landed in a good camp. Yes, there are a lot of fighters there. Yes, it's a long shot. So?