Not long after the cancellation of Affliction “Trilogy”, Affliction has decided to get out of the fight game and once again partner with UFC as an official sponsor.
Later on Friday, Affliction opted to get out of the promoting business and, in a joint statement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, announced it would become a sponsor of the UFC. The fate of the fighters under contract with Affliction is not known yet.
With UFC 100 reportedly pulling in over 1.5 million PPV buys, it’s not hard to see why Affliction decided to rip and run. Hopefully the fighters training for Affliction “Trilogy” had something in their contracts, guaranteeing some kind of payday. Also, what is next for Fedor? The only promotion that can afford him is the UFC.