This whole situation has less to do with Babalu and more to do with laying down the law: Dana White is setting precedent. And while I don’t think what Babalu did warranted his sacking, I do think the UFC needs to take a hard stance on this issue now before someone gets hurt (more than they do during the fight, anyways). Babalu was the perfect candidate … a big enough name to send waves through the MMA community, but not so big they’d be giving another organization a marquee fighter.
So to sum it up: Sucks to be you, Babalu. See you back in the octagon in two or three years, I guess!