That's not making sense to me. I've been at tables with folks who were starting again at lower stakes because of having cashed 1/2 their funds or so to buy holiday gifts.
If Ultimate Bet never paid the players, well then how were they sitting there griping about being back at the cheap tables? Something's not adding up.
There are plenty of valid complaints about UB, heck online poker in general, but not paying out? Ha! Maybe at a smaller less than reputable site that would be the case, but it just doesn't make sense for the UB's and FT's.
What's so hard to understand? They make a whole bunch of money from rakes and fees. They don't need to withhold people's winnings/earnings without a valid reason.
I'm sorry but if they pulled that kind of crap they'd lose more money than they'd make.