UFC puts the hammer down on another promotion.

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Dastardly1
7/25/09 3:04:13AM
Affliction cancels August show and now is a sponsor in UFC once again. WFA, Pride, & now Affliction. With Elite XC and IFL belly up, Affliction had some of the best match ups outside of the octagon, especially at Heavyweight.
Now it seems that the only big promotion that can co-exist in the U.S. is Strikeforce.
TimW001
7/25/09 3:26:02AM
They also kiled PRIDE

And don't forget about Kind of the Cage. It's going strong.
mentalcase
7/25/09 4:42:08AM

Posted by TimW001

They also kiled PRIDE

And don't forget about Kind of the Cage. It's going strong.



They didn't kill pride or affliction

this is what happened to pride:

On June 5, 2006, Fuji Network announced that they were terminating their television contract with Pride Fighting Championships effective immediately due to a breach of contract by DSE.[8] This left Pride with only SKY PerfecTV, a pay-per-view carrier, as a television outlet in Japan, and the loss of the substantial revenues from the Fuji deal threatened its sustainability. DSE was surrounded by speculation in the Japanese media, especially in Japanese tabloid Shukan Gendai, that it may be a front for the notorious yakuza crime organization.

and you can blame the CSAC or Barnett for afflictions dismissal
hippysmacker
7/25/09 4:44:10AM

Posted by TimW001

They also kiled PRIDE

And don't forget about Kind of the Cage. It's going strong.



They bought Pide, and Prides management did themselves in. King of the cage was bought by elite XC. The UFC did buy the scraps of the WFA and IFL, after they folded though.
DCRage
7/25/09 8:02:22AM
They may not be major as far as US promoting goes, but don't forget about M-1 Global and their M-1 Challenge.
prozacnation1978
7/25/09 9:16:20AM
if strkiforce wants to be a force they would buy and grab all the afflcation fighters up but i do think fighters like belfort and santiago will be in the ufc
slapshot
7/25/09 5:11:49PM

Posted by Dastardly1

UFC puts the hammer down on another promotion.




How is that accurate? Its not, most of these promotions kill themselves and the UFC just picks up the pieces.

A more accurate description would be "Barnett kills two birds with one stone, affliction 3 and his own career after testing positive for a illegal substance."

Its not like Affliction was going to be able to be successful if this event would have took place. Even with Barnett vs Fador they had already dumpped so much money into Affliction there was no way they could have got it back out.

The UFC did nothing to "hammer" Affliction and they even are willing to welcome them as sponsors after they no longer need them. The UFC could have just as easily put them on the banned sponsor list if they wanted to forgo the money and sink Affliction.

telnights
7/25/09 5:57:52PM
The UFC hasn't killed any promotions that I know of. WEC was doing well and they bought them up and its doing better now than it ever did before. Every other promotion did themselves in from a wide range of stuff. The UFC only came in and picked up what was left. The problem is a lot of people think MMA is booming but it isn't the UFC is. Yes MMA as a sport has grown a lot and keeps growing but still has a ways to go. Large majority of fans think MMA is the UFC. We seam to forget this on here because most of us are hardcore fans.
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