Well matty hasn't played the game in 4 years and I doubt it's because he lacks the cash to pay for VIP. And not to be rude or anything, but you weren't exactly a shining star in 2012 either.
EDIT: And the post below is probably the truth.
Well i was way above 855 rank, i hit top 100 around 2010. 2011 and 2012 i was mostly inactive on the fighting side. I did not even bother setting sliders.
Edit: i think you are right, maybe he was not talking about me, in which case sorry.