Was it business/$$$, a new start, a chance to work it up in the States?
We all know how huge this is for the UFC and its stale HW div and proves yet again, that Dana does work hard to get more talent in (he just brought in an non-English speaking Anderson to take out his 2 UFC opponents and the belt in like 5 minutes) and even though it will be cool to see CC doing his thing in the Octagon (it will be so weird to see him in the octagon for the first time), as a fan, i have to say im more than disappointed that we wont get to see CC rematch Fedor and Nog.
CC earned the right to rematch Fedor with his GP win and even though Fedor beat him convincingly the first time, i doubt theres any serious fan that wants to see them get it on again.
Also, though it hasnt been mentioned much, CC could very well be the fav in a rematch vs. Nog. CC nearly had him the first time and he indisputably a better fighter now where Nog has perhaps peaked.
Anyhow, its CC's decision and im still excited but....