MMA So now Donald Trump is a partner of Affliction...

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  1. furst

    furst THE BOWRD OT Supporter

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  2. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    they got mad $$'s behind them
    they will just buy talent away from orgs

    could be exciting
     
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    The business is worth $$$ and with the right backing buying fighters isnt going to be an issue they dont get paid too well anywhere.
     
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    Now Donald won't be invited to the UFC :mamoru:
     
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    fixed
     
  6. fooz

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    I bet this had something to do with competing w/ Mark Cuban. Trump can't stand him.
     
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    Tito and his giant cranium have to be behind this.
     
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    I agree. I didn't watch much of the apprentice, but from what I did watch it seemed like Trump was in looooove with Tito.

    This could be the start of something big.
     
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    Good news for Affliction, even though Trump is a giant douche. The losses they incurred setting up this first card don't seem that bad considering that Trump can really back the next ones.

    I want Affliction to succeed more and more every day.
     
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    this is great news for mma
     
  11. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    Everyone should want them to suceed. First show out they are putting on one of the best cards of the year. The match ups are legitimate and interesting given the current scope. I think this has the makings of a great promotion. Money is there, lets hope the production and talent is there too.
    I for one hope Affliction is here to stay. And like trump said, hes building a billion dollar highrise in Dubai and has a half dozen multi-million dollar projects going, hes not intimidated by the cost to put on a fight night, its peanuts compared to the money hes used to putting on the line.
     
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    GhostRidah Call Kenny Loggins because you're in the danger zo

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    This is awesome news...Cuban and Trump (both billionaires) getting into MMA is only a good thing.
     
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    You think Trump puts his own money in to his real estate developments?:rofl:
     
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    Trump is betting on the long term success of the sport here. He's been hosting major boxing cards in AC for 2 decades, he knows what kind of money is possible in combat sports (both on the promotions side of things as well as the gaming side) if its promoted right, and he wants a piece. Oh, and you can bet his "equity position" was purchased with someone elses money.
     
  17. Gary Busey

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    picard. this is terrible news for affliction.
     
  18. furst

    furst THE BOWRD OT Supporter

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    I just don't want MMA to become all fragmented with different organizations holding onto their fighters and never cross promoting. We would have a bunch of champions who would never fight.
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    No idea on large scale developments, but I know he puts his own money in for his brand, Trump. His perfume, his board game, all that shit was out of his pocket, and some of it, including Trump cologne lost more money then he ever could in MMA.
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    I dont pretend to know shit about how billionare investments work, but I am curious to know how you know the way Trump manages his money?
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Trump is generally a douche, but he's great for the sport. He only has good things to say about it and being who he his it'll attract a lot of good publicity.
     
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    awesome that means big deals are gonna be made
     
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  25. Gary Busey

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    dead wrong. do any of you remember how he single handedly killed the USFL by getting into the new jersey franchise? he singlehandedly hijacks the promotion/brand/product for his own purposes, hijacks its plan and vision for his own gain. he couldnt give a fuck what everyone else wants.

    terrible news for mma, this is.
     

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