I think alot that are thinking negative about it associate a lower level MMA title to maybe a small show that has local ticket sellers on and there is no emphasis on fair matching etc
This seems a good way of getting their rostered guys involved that may not have the experience to challenge for a world title. Lets not forget the calibre of fighters that are the respective world champions.
It adds more focus to the home shows and adds a bit of spice to things.
Good move IMO