Posted by sclasclemski
I have been saying for awhile that this will probably/hopefully be the end of Affliction...I think there is a great need for many promotions throughout the world...but I honestly think there should only be a couple large scale ones...right now Affliction is spreading the action out too thin....Strikeforce would benefit greatly from the dissolving of Affliction...hopefully picking up many of their fighters...and of course the UFC could grab up some choice names as well (no need to name names). Afflictions fight cards have been far and few between and I would be happy to see Stikeforce get a little bigger so they can put on some more cards (maybe a couple that don't include Nick Diaz).
And wouldn't Strikeforce, etc. going under help Affliction? I don't see the logic for your reasoning unless there is a reason for Affliction putting on sparse shows (that I don't know about) other than the fact that they are trying to BUILD their organization off of a few top fighters. These guys can only fight so many times in a year. Three events in one year (given their size and the calibre of fighters being featured) is not bad. It's about half of the events the UFC put on per year back when Zuffa took over, but Affliction doesn't have the luxury of being the big (and almost only) kid on the block. Remeber that back around when Pride was big, the UFC and Pride were pretty much separate entities, meaning that fighters were more or less exclusive to one or the other.
Also, up until very recently Strikeforce has had main cards that consist of UFC leftovers and unknown fighters.
I mean, I aggree that I would like to see about 3 big organizations each with their own stock of top fighters, but I don't see any reason to say Stikefore should be the one over Affliction. I think the important thing to focus on would be organizations that sign fighters for smaller fight durations, which allow them to move around to other orgs if they want.