First off, they took away the achievements & reward points you got with them. So now those players who still didnt get them are out of luck.
Secondly they increased the price for all the items. Yes they did add some new loot thats pretty good and yes they did take away the timer which alot of players did hate, but the cost of the loot has gone up big time.
Take a look at the picture below, these are the best loot items available in the fight club and they now cost 500 Victory coins. Very expensive.
Dont think so, here is the math. 500 Victory Coins to buy, lets say you have 1000 stamina and after you burn that off on average you should get at least 200 victory coins at the current drop rate. But wait it costs 500 coins, so now you need to burn another 1000 stamina and that costs 10 reward points to get in the market place. Ok now you burned that but wait you need 100 more coins to get it well back to the market place to buy some more now you go through that and you now have enough to buy it with a little left over. so it cost you 20 reward points for the item that with the release of the the new high end loot in the regions of Italy will soon be obsolete. You do the math was it worth it.
You could of been doing the jobs in Italy and getting better loot. But wait that costs energy and guess what they removed all the good energy boosts from the fight club.