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See, people? We CAN all just get along! The latest example of this is a planned joint announcement later today that Affliction will cease promoting fights but, in exchange, will become an official sponsor of UFC. Such a deal actually was proposed after Affliction 2 in October but fell apart after Todd Beard & Lorenzo Fertitta couldn't make nice. There is a chance that Affliction could be back to being on Zuffa fighters in time for UFC 101 on August 8.

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Post #1   7/24/09 6:18:46PM   

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leave it to DC Rage to post this before anyone else can.. LOL. I just read this article too.

Post #2   7/24/09 6:22:14PM   

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And this particular circle closes.

Post #3   7/24/09 6:23:00PM   

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LOL

Wow.That was fast!

Post #4   7/24/09 6:26:01PM   

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Is this all Barnett's or CSAC fault? Did this all really happen in the last few days since the test or was this being planned before?

Post #5   7/24/09 6:38:18PM   

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i will be curious to see who goes where now some to japan others to strikeforce and i think belfort is shoe in for ufc, grab some heavyweights

Post #6   7/24/09 6:41:14PM   

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I liked Affliction as a fight promotion. But i guess money didn't like Affliction as a fight promotion. Ohwell, all the clothes look like crap anyway, I really couldn't tell you the difference between an Affliction or a One More Round shirt. The Tapout brah's are going to be angry with this.

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Ufc shud sign there HW and make th HW division awsome again ARLOVSKI.FEDOR.ROTHWELL may be even TIM SYLVIA then there wud be lots of great fights that cud happen.Plus SOBRAL and TITO and BELFOR .

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Well, that happened pretty quick. I wonder where all the Affliction fighters are going to go now. I'm sure the one's the UFC wants they will get and probably all the others will go over to Japan to fight.

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Posted by 1daveufc

Ufc shud sign there HW and make th HW division awsome again ARLOVSKI.FEDOR.ROTHWELL may be even TIM SYLVIA then there wud be lots of great fights that cud happen.Plus SOBRAL and TITO and BELFOR .



I would love to see Sobral back in the UFC but I don't think Dana would have him back. Definitely wanna see Vitor back where he belongs.

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All is as I have foreseen...

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So does M-1 still have a stake in Affliction?

What will happen to the rights for the Affliction fights?
Will they sell them to the UFC?

Last edited 7/24/09 8:05PM server time by mrsmiley
Edit note/reason: n/a

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can't wait to see what happens to the fighters, lets put the fedor myth to bed.

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Posted by bigbubbano23

can't wait to see what happens to the fighters, lets put the fedor myth to bed.




Whats the Fedor myth?

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Posted by imanidiot777

Is this all Barnett's or CSAC fault? Did this all really happen in the last few days since the test or was this being planned before?


Actually, what Weekly mentioned today was that Showtime was a major factor in the collapse of Trilogy today. Supposedly they wanted a "big name" to replace Barnett in the Fedor fight and apparently it wasn't a Belfort or Rogers.

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