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A week of misfortune turned to disaster for Affliction Entertainment on Friday, as the promotion canceled Affliction “Trilogy,” which had been scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

SI.com reported the news Friday morning, and Sherdog.com has confirmed it.

The cancellation -- which could spell the end of Affliction's year-long run as a mixed martial arts promotion -- comes on the heels of heavyweight Josh Barnett's failed drug test, which forced him out of the “Trilogy” main event against Fedor Emelianenko on Wednesday. Barnett, 32, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Commission.

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Hmm...RIP Affliction, if that's the case.

This surprises me, though. The card was seemingly solid from top-to-bottom, in my opinion. Even without Barnett.

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Happy Trails, Affliction.

Edit: Weekly says a major factor was Showtime (PPV provider).

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Sad day... why did you fail us Josh?
hopefully the organization isn't done for good

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Posted by emfleek

Hmm...RIP Affliction, if that's the case.

This surprises me, though. The card was seemingly solid from top-to-bottom, in my opinion. Even without Barnett.



Yea they could have found a replacement.

I think it's done. But we've been saying this since the first show.

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Was looking foward to the Gegard Mousasi fight too... what a downer.

Oh well.

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Dam, Josh pulled a Kimbo and took a whole organization down with him!

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This just plain out sucks. I was looking forward to mostly every fight on this card, and now they cancel. Affliction is gone for sure.

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RIP They are done.

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unbelievable

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I think I hear Dana laughing.

A conspiracy theorist would have a great time concocting a Dana-> Barnett -> Affliction -> Fedor conspiracy. I won't even mention what's going through my evil little brain right now, but if Dana wanted to get both Barnett and Fedor into the UFC...

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Oh S***...that idea has come up half-a-dozen times already ...http://www.mmaplayground.com/forums/topic34460-1.html

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Dam, Josh pulled a Kimbo and took a whole organization down with him!


Actually, I think we can point to Ray Mercer as the beginning of the end. He was Seth & TIMMAY!! was Kimbo there. Who would've thought...

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I guess Dana has an easier road to Fedor and Vitor now, but I thought that when Pride went down, in the end this will most likely make Strike force stronger and be bigger competition for the UFC. But Scott Coker is also a business man so all of those high pay days for fighters is gone, back to reality.

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Dana won't meet all of Fedor's demands. Won't pay him enough and won't let Fedor continue to do combat sambo tournaments.

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