The UFC absorbs twenty Affliction contracts, details to come on Friday

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MMAcca
7/29/09 1:35:31AM
The UFC have taken over the contracts of around twenty Affliction fighters following their collapse last Friday, with rumours beginning to circulate that there could be a few big names involved.

According to InsideFights.com a Zuffa official revealed the news to them earlier this week, with the two promotions coming to the agreement that Affliction would stop promoting MMA events.

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StorminYourman
7/29/09 1:49:34AM
thats a bunch
Jackelope
7/29/09 1:52:48AM
20??? That seems like a bit too much. Does Affliction have 20 names that are worthy of competing in the UFC? I'm wondering how many of these are contracts absorbed just so the UFC can dump them. Kind of like the UFC did with Pride.
MisterFreeze
7/29/09 2:10:27AM
So if the UFC absorbs the old Affliction contracts, then won't they automotically own Fedor by default??
As well as Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia and Josh Barnett, right?

So are these guys now under UFC contract?
Khaos
7/29/09 2:19:05AM
Wow, that's a lot of fighters, I can't wait to here who all got signed.
ncordless
7/29/09 2:28:23AM

Posted by Jackelope

20??? That seems like a bit too much. Does Affliction have 20 names that are worthy of competing in the UFC? I'm wondering how many of these are contracts absorbed just so the UFC can dump them. Kind of like the UFC did with Pride.



Depends what you mean by worthy. Is George Roop worthy? Or Jake Rosholt?

20 fighters:
Fedor
Arlovski
Buentello
Yvel
Rothwell
Gormley
Lil Nog
Babalu
Mousasi
Whitehead
Matyushenko
Sokodjou (if he's given opponents that he has a chance against)
Vitor Belfort
Matt Lindland (not that it will happen)
Jay Heiron
Jason High
Dan Lauzon
Chris Horodecki
LC Davis (WEC)
Mark Hominick (WEC)

All those fighters I'd rather see in UFC/WEC than some of the people in their respective divisions.
lohmann
7/29/09 2:46:46AM
Fedor is under contract with M-1, on loan to Affliction for two fights. I highly doubt the UFC has acquired his contract. M-1 management probably saw the writing on the wall before Banned and made certain of that.

EDIT: I can't even think of 20 fighters who are signed to Affliction.
RearNakedJoke
7/29/09 4:29:05AM
Arlovski's contract was up from what i read and attencio said they didnt want to resign him. White said he wasnt interested atm either. very unlikely he is 1 of the 20.

babalu and whitehead are under contract with strike force. not so sure about them.

rothwell vs gormley was listed in another thread as being moved to an upcoming ufc.

i am really looking forward to seeing Rothwell, Belfort and horodecki in the ufc!

i bet alot of current ufc fighters are feeling the pressure to put on a great performance in their next bouts!.



cowcatcher
7/29/09 8:10:20AM
mmabay, nuff said
emfleek
7/29/09 8:14:11AM

Posted by cowcatcher

mmabay, nuff said



prozacnation1978
7/29/09 9:13:41AM
half these guys will be cut after 1 lost though in the ufc
i think belfort, buentello are shoe in's
breakdown5
7/29/09 10:04:23AM
As far as my understanding goes, Fedor's contracts are non transferable. Sylvia and Arlovski aren't signed to Affliction anymore. Mousasi vs Babalu is going to Strikeforce. This leaves Belfort and a handful of others that would be able to compete in the UFC. They can pick up whoever they want, but with some unfavorable matchmaking, a lot of those fighters will be gone after one fight probably.

I think Fedor, Belfort, Mousasi, Babalu, Buentello, Rothwell, Lauzon, Yvel and Horodecki would be awesome additions, I just don't see the UFC being able to secure all those contracts. They will certainly be able to pick up some of the lesser names, but I just don't think that they are gonna get Fedor or Mousasi or Babalu (the three I want to see in the UFC the most). Here's to hope though....

Jesse_Canadian_MMA
7/29/09 5:19:39PM
this is crazyyyyyyyyyyyyy I can't wait to see if this has any truth to it
although I do agree, is there 20 lol
who???

Fedor Emelianenko-under M-1 contract so nope
Josh Barnett-recently busted, I'm thinking no?
Renato Sobral and Gegard Mousasi- both fighting in strikforce
Jorge Santiago -dream champion
Takanori Gomi-dream.
Jay Hieron -strikeforce
Paul Daley-strikeforce
andrei arlovski-not under contract with affliction anymore anyways
tim sylvia-are you kidding
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou-dream

this leaves exactly 19 fighters I can think of(lots of so so fighters) but stiull could be fun

Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley-word is they are
Vitor Belfort
Gilbert Yvel
Paul Buentello
Chris Horodecki
Dan Lauzon
LC Davis
Javier Vasquez
Mark Hominick
Deividas Taurosevicius
Rafaello Oliveira
matt lindland
Kirill Sidelnikov
Bobby Green
Vladimir Matyushenko
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Albert Rios
Antonio Duarte


prozacnation1978
7/29/09 7:27:40PM
they might have got 20 but my guess is more than half will be in the wec
the one i want is belfort!!!!!!!!!period!!!!!!!!!!
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
7/30/09 12:15:10PM
guys I would like to see in the UFC
Vitor Belfort
Gilbert Yvel -could be exciting
Chris Horodecki -love this guy
Dan Lauzon-he deserves it
LC Davis -wec
Mark Hominick-wec
Deividas Taurosevicius-could be alright
Rafaello Oliveira-could be alright

MOUSASI is number one but strikeforce may have put that off
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