MMA Affliction to cease all fight promotions

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  1. EG6

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    http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9221&zoneid=13

    In a sea change for the promotional landscape of mixed martial arts, Affliction has agreed to cease promoting fights and become an official sponsor of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports first reported the news on Friday afternoon, and a UFC official confirmed the report to MMAWeekly.

    A joint announcement between the Las Vegas-based promotion and California-based clothing maker is expected soon.


    Few details about the deal are known, but the popular clothing brand could be seen on Zuffa fighters as soon as Aug. 8, when UFC 101 lands in Philadelphia.

    A similar deal was first proposed last October after the postponement of Affliction’s second event, “Day of Reckoning.” Executives from the UFC and Affliction met in secret in Las Vegas and offered to take Affliction on as a sponsor and co-branded apparel maker in exchange for ceasing to promote fights. Affliction executives rejected the offer after a fiery confrontation between co-founder Todd Beard and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Ferttita.

    The fate of fighters marooned by Affliction’s cancellation of its third show, “Trilogy,” is unknown at this time.

    Check back with MMAWeekly for more updates on this story as it develops.



    That was damn fast.
     
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    You already posted this in the other thread...
     
  3. EG6

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    That one was the cancellation of the Trilogy ppv.

    This one is Affliction closing its doors on promoting events and going back to sponsoring in UFC.

    Huge difference.
     
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    Whoop there it is!
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    Sad day in MMA though. Another step closer to the UFC monopolizing MMA. :wtc:
     
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    Oh god this means that we have to see those god awful shirts again when watching the UFC. Why couldn't affliction just have died all together?
     
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    bout time
     
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    this kills WAMMA too
     
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    lol wow
     
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    machine Welcome to the Machine OT Supporter

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    If only all the fighters went to UFC as well.
     
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    Josh Barnett - Destroyer of Affliction
     
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    machine Welcome to the Machine OT Supporter

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    watch his second sample come back negative :rofl:
     
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    dumbass
     
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    Did anyone actually care about this? :hsugh:
     
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    nope, just sayin.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    Tom Atencio backed down
     
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    I think this makes Barnett the #1 HW in the world.

    Dude just KO'd an entire organization.
     
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    Wow. What the fuck. Just like that. Expect to see Tom and Dana together shaking hands very soon.
    I cant believe this is over just like that.
     
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