Posted by ncordless
Hey they are getting a lot more publicity now.
Posted by scoozna
i was thinking the same thing. How can you have your main event fall apart like that and survive?
As sad as it is, you're right. The build-up to this show was pretty slow. I'm sure they were going to pile it on in the last week or so, but the ramp-up left much to be desired. Now Affliction is the lead story on every MMA page on the internet. It's some incidental press, but it's getting the word out none the less. Let's face it, the fans who were buying the PPV for Barnett are already so deep into this sport that they'll be buying regardless of who Fedor fights.
The fact that the show is getting an additional week's worth of coverage is probably a good thing for the promotion. The fans are taking a pretty big hit (especially the ones who already have tickets). But if Affliction folds after this event my guess is it has very little to do with Barney pissing hot.