I'm sorry to see him go, but I kind of called it yesterday in another thread. It now makes more sense why he's held his tongue so much this season...I think he made this decision a while ago.
I wonder what he'll do next...the first thing that comes to mind (of course) is the fact that he was the Ukranian Bachelor. Could it be that the US producers have approached him, or will very soon? I don't know if I would watch his season (I famously despise that show) but I'd be tempted!