Maybe, maybe not. Negotiations haven't even started yet. If I were in his position, I'd ask for $12m and try to play hardball and maybe come down to $10m. Refusing this fight is nothing but down side for him though. He'll feel like a mug when he loses that belt somewhere down the line for peanuts, and be known as the most famous ducker in the world.
Looks like he is gonna price himself out.
If he thinks the Purse of $8 Million that BJS got is peanuts.