"I don't really look at it like I'm losing them," he said. "If they go off to the UFC, to me, I still look at like, hey, that was an RFA fighter that fights in there. Hopefully he'll become super successful in the UFC and that will give more credibility to our event. ... We're not trying to tie up fighters. We're not trying to keep them from advancing their careers. We're really, truly here as a developmental league to try to bring guys up. And also, when guys get cut from the UFC and they want to test to see where they're at in the game, it's a place where guys who are veterans can test themselves against the guys who are coming up to see if they really have it still or if maybe they should think about doing something else for a living."