Sifting through Affliction’s rubble while trying to figure out what happens next

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emfleek
7/28/09 10:07:41AM
Affliction became the newest member on Friday of a group of which it wanted no part.

It joined BodogFIGHT, the World Fighting Alliance, the International Fight League, EliteXC and others on the list of mixed martial arts promotions that were backed by big money, big hype and big dreams before ending up as financial nightmares and failing.

From Affliction's start, the odds were greatly against success because of several major flaws in its business model.

The first was the outdated belief that heavyweight is fighting's marquee division. This notion led Affliction to overspend in an effort to corner the market on those it judged to be the top heavyweights, all in the name of making the promotion a major player.

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Darnok
7/28/09 11:18:53AM

Affliction also made the classic mistake that almost everyone on the inside of the industry falls for: thinking Internet message boards and blogs reflect the opinions of the overall MMA fan base.


I think he is talking about us..
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