My muay thai gym is currently going the way of the mcdojo... Seriously it's like muay thai-lite lately. fight team training is still good but everything else is just too "nice".
but yea like corrosion said, its about the $$$.
I will say this though, the money has a purpose. If they don't let it go to the head it'll just benefit you.
Like at my gym, we have a huge space now, lots of training equipment. Because if it was JUST a fighter's gym, we'd only have about 5-8 people. But we have like 140 on the roster, probably about 90 people throughout classes everyday. Which is sick and allows us a ton of opportunities we wouldn't have.
imo, it shouldn't be about the money but it is the only way to survive really.
And MMA is going to attract a LOT of people.