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Affliction VP Tom Atencio Believes Station Casinos Will Go out of Business Early Next Year

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Interestingly enough, Affliction co-founder Todd Beard has recently surfaced to voice his displeasure with the UFC, most notably on a recent appearance on "The Scott Ferrall Show."

"They threaten us personally, which is hilarious," Beard said. "Dana White, Lorenzo Fertita, they are tough guys. They're old school mafia guys, or wannabe old school mafia guys that their grandfather built their business and they are nothing. They’re nothing."

When asked about Beard's comments, Atencio seemingly shrugged them off.

"I will always do my fighting in the ring but my partner has just had it with them," Atencio said.

During his interview with Ferrall, Beard mentioned that Zuffa co-founders, Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, are experiencing some financial trouble with their Palace Station Casino properties.

"They put their business five billion dollars in debt," Beard said in the interview."They’re in big touble right now. They are going to go out of business in February. Guaranteed. Station Casinos will go out of business in February for sure."

Atencio did not refute this claim.

"They want to talk about us being done by January," Atencio said. "Well, I will guarantee you that their Statino Casinos will be out of business by February...I have all the proof I need."

Of course, there are two sides to every story but an effort to get a response from someone at Zuffa was unsuccessful.



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Post #1   10/28/08 5:42:19PM   

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I guess that's why they're investing all their time in the UFC.

I get that imression about Dana and the Fertitta bros; that they kind of act like they're Mafia and try to strongarm and intimidate the competition. Dirty tactics but hey it works, and I love the UFC. So I have no problem with the way they do business.

Post #2   10/28/08 5:47:08PM   

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It sounds more like Beard is just reacting to Dana's comments but can't think of anything new to say. So he is repeating Dana's comments.

Post #3   10/28/08 5:59:42PM   

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Posted by Darnok

It sounds more like Beard is just reacting to Dana's comments but can't think of anything new to say. So he is repeating Dana's comments.



I thought because he turned it around on him made it funny

Post #4   10/28/08 6:07:53PM   

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haha that is funny

Post #5   10/28/08 6:22:41PM   

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If you want to listen to the interview:

Part 1

Part 2

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Post #6   10/28/08 7:05:12PM   

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This better not effect the UFC. I know I say I want two strong orgs again, but I want the UFC to be one of those orgs!

Post #7   10/28/08 7:21:56PM   

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i doubt it will have any affect on the ufc except maybe both fertitas will work under the ufc banner instead of just the one...

Stations casinos going out of bussiness seems pretty funny to me Since i live in vegas and some of the more popular spots for locals are all station casinos. they just finished building another casino within the past couple months and i seriously doubt they will be going out of bussiness any time soon...

Post #8   10/29/08 10:17:43PM