Affliction MMA Folds, Back To Sponsoring UFC Fighters

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Updated: July 24, 2009
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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.

41 Comments

  1. krage

    July 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Will fedor retire? or

  2. Jones

    July 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Maybe now we can FINALLY see Fedor fight in the UFC…Come on Fedor, go to the UFC…Hopefully the UFC will get Gomi, Mousasi, Belfort and lil Noguiera into the octagon as well…

  3. Rupert

    July 24, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Does this mean the UFC gets the contracts of the Affliction fighters???

  4. tom

    July 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    i hope soon..

    Ufc better get Vitor and Fador AND Mousasiand Gomi who cares about anyone else from Alffiction???

    I wouoold like to see Paul the head hunter back in the UFC good guy and looking good lately

  5. Jay

    July 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Dana now can Monoploize mma for good!

  6. Viper

    July 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Good….hopefully the UFC becomes an even better league now. I think they will get Fedor. I personally think Brock would destroy Fedor….BUT I think the fight might be not to far away. Finally we will see if Fedor is the P4P best as everyone says he is. If he can beat Brock I am convinced he is the best. However I dont see it happening.

  7. MW74

    July 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Hey! Anybody hear from Tim Sylvia lately?!…….Dana?…Hello… hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha!

  8. MW74

    July 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    well, Tim…you can always head over to strikeforce if noone else is willing to pay you what you're worth……just exactly what IS an overrated, underperforming, 6' 7" tall, fighter with no heart going for these days?!

  9. Jay

    July 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Viper do you know who Fedor is? I know Brock is a big powerful dude. But to say brock is gonna destroy fedor is ridiculous. Fedor is not olny good at every aspect of mma but he is a great mental fighter and is very intelligent. fedor is not just gonna stand there and get hit he will move so quick that brock wont even know what hit him. Tim sylvia had a huge reach and Fedor only being 6 foot tall got inside and rocked him pretty bad. Brock's lay and pray tactic is not gonna work on Fedor. Believe me fedor will put brock away fast

  10. Viper

    July 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    First of all Jay I dont believe you….Second of all Tim Sylvia is a UFC reject! Fedor has not fought anyone like Brock. I know he has only fought a few fights but he is to strong for Fedor on the ground. You can say whatever about Fedor's legs and hips being stronger than Brock's arms or whatever but he's too fucking strong man. Also in the stand up Fedor is worse off. Now don't get me wrong…Fedor is an amazing fighter….great stand up…better on the ground…real all-around figher. One of a kind. However there is a new age coming around in the UFC. We are seeing a new era in the heavyweight division. You can't deny Brock's skills. He's good…big and strong and can take people down at will. Being that said I think the Fedor era is over. You can say he can move quick and will avoid Brock'd KO punches and will submit him on the ground but lets get serious. He's too fucking big and strong for Fedor.

  11. hosan

    July 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    If this does happen then it will be the best thing Josh Barnett has ever done for mma.

  12. rob

    July 24, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Wow viper you sure have a high opinion of Cock Lesnar. You sure you're real name isn't Sabel……… Retard.

  13. Deshawn

    July 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    All you Fedor lovers need 2 chill even if the Barnett fight did happen so what pedro rizzo knocked his azz out ages ago hes washed up along with all fedor other opponents. Call me when fedor beats shane carwin or velasquez, Fedor is a good fighter but way overated. If Brock wants 2 take him down fedor cant stop it,Cro Cop gave him a hard time. Fedor not p4p get off his nutts yr only has good has who u fight and he fights bumbs. If u think hes ranked higher than Anderson silva, Machida,GSP or even Brock, MMA isnt yr sport or u might just be a dumbazz.

  14. ItzSREYmang

    July 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    @Deshawn

    first of all bruh fedor is the best p4p fighter in the world and that's why he's rank a top 3 fighter in the world! While u nutt huggin off Deez niggaz from da ufc just wait til he signs that ufc contract and see if his he'll get a blimish on his record cuz boy fedor is da truth mang and I'm pretty sure if he does sign a ufc contract it would be couture who will fight fedor first and fedor will rock dat old man and fight cock lesnar den become the unify hw champion!

  15. Rich

    July 25, 2009 at 1:21 am

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall for the phone call from Tom Atencio to Dana….."if we fold can we sponsor you guys?…Pleease?"

  16. Jones

    July 25, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Yeah i agree Rich. I like how Atencio was talking so much shit about Dana and saying how Affliction was doing well. I bet you Atencio was at Dana's feet, beggin for Dana to help him get out of the mess, that he's created…

    Well, I guess Dana and Tom didn't have to get to the cage to see who would win in a fight between them, because it looks like Dana & the UFC just KO'd Atencio's ass and Affliction for good…

  17. Jones

    July 25, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Dana has said at the July 31 UFC press conference, he will annouce "A lot of crazy things". They might discuss ESPN and ABC airing UFC events. Also, he will discuss the latest report that the UFC will likly be absorbing all of the fighters contracts under Affliction, except for Fedor Emelianenko.

  18. Jay

    July 25, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Deshawn your saying fedor fought washed up opponents. well who did Brock fight Washed up shit taking mir, a 46 year old randy couture, and a punk named heath herring which fedor almost killed. Coleman, Babalu, Randleman, Mark hunt, Matt lindland are not wasjed up fighters.

  19. hosan

    July 25, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Coleman and babalu are

  20. Jay is dumb

    July 25, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Jay, they are all washed up… If you think Coleman, Randleman, Hunt are better than Herring, Couture and Mir, your stupid…Fedor is a really good fighter but he has been facing some really bad opponents recently, except for Arlovski…And i think AA is lil bit overated…

  21. tim

    July 25, 2009 at 5:41 am

    I CALLED T AFTER AFFLICTION 1 THAT THEY WOULDNT MAKE IT PAST SHOW 3 AND WELL THEY DIDNT GET TO IT…now tom is kissing dana's ass to make money no spnsorships no money..

    If fedor was wise he would go to the ufc plain and simple but frankly he is to much of a,pussy to risk his legacy by being beaten by ufc fighters…come on fedor show us your not a pussy and come beat the,ufc fighters and make a shit load of money in the process. fedor needs the ufc if he wants to remain a credible fighter or just retire.

  22. Mike

    July 25, 2009 at 5:47 am

    lol Tim.

    if Fedor goes to the UFC he shows that one thing dominates him.

    Money.

    if someone spent all the time going around calling me "Trash, overated etc" would i go and work for him? would i fuck, i'd laugh in Dana's face and say "I'd Rather retire than work for an Arse like you"

  23. Mike

    July 25, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Am a dumb motherfucker… ignore everything I saind cuz my mother is my sister and my wife is my cousin.

  24. Mike

    July 25, 2009 at 5:58 am

    kk nice writing in my name tho!

    think its time for the site to do something about that?!

    people on this site really need to grow the fuck up!

  25. Jay

    July 25, 2009 at 6:07 am

    your calling fedor overrated. Chukee boy the iceman Dana's boyfriend that he kissed was always overrated ok. You guys dont want to admit though. There were way more fighters that should have got credit than chukee boy. You guys keep saying that chucks is old. Even in Chucks prime he got whooped by Rampage and Randy.

    And if fedor were to fight him He would destroy chukee.

    You guys are biased on dont want to get off chucks nuts

  26. Tim

    July 25, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Yes i have to agree stop with immature crap already…Fedor needs the UFC, there isnt another promotion out there anymore willing to pay what the UFC can pay him…my take is Fedor will come to the UFC and fight Lesnar for the belt or whoever is champ when he comes and then fights Randy Couture in a super fight with Randy winning and both of them retiring. IDK…all i know is Fedor should come to the UFC to settle the debate and to shut up either side to his legacy wether its he is overrated or not, Fedor is damn good but there is a new age of mma which i dont think Fedor can handle or deal with meaning fighters are starting to have the caliber athletic abilities of Lesnar, Carwin, Velasquez, Kongo etc…..i do not care how good of a fighter you are, when you face a beast like lesnar you will not be able to stop him from taking you down nor controlling him in any position, the longer Fedor waits to come to the UFC the shorter time he has left to fight caliber opponents and the longer he waits the better lesnar and the rest of the ufc hw get…which doesnt pose well for Fedor…im telling you…Fedor era is over…..

  27. Jay is dumb

    July 25, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Why the hell are you bringing up Chuck and talking sh%* about him??? Nobody said they were on Chucks nuts and i wish everybody would quit saying that others are nuthuggers, it;s really gay…Everybody loses every once in a while. Thats the only two guys you can name that beat Chuck IN HIS PRIME(Randy and Rampage, two great fighters BTW) because he's beat everyone else he's fought in his prime…Jay all you say is that bullsh%* Chuck is overated sh%*..He's really not…Why so much hate for Chuck, Jay???

  28. Jay

    July 25, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Saying Fedor is overrated is dumb too isnt it!! you guys mae predictions way too early Just because Brock manhandled a couple of opponents doesnt mean he will do that to Fedor. I bet some of you guys are probably saying that Forrest will beat Anderson right?? i swear some of you in here wre saying that Rashad was gonna whoop Machida's ass and chuck was gonna beat shogun RIGHT????

  29. Jay

    July 25, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Oh btw for your info since you called Coleman washed up right? Coleman just beat Bonnar who is 32 and coleman is 46. well whos more washed up bonnar or coleman?

  30. whodini

    July 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Coleman is washed up ….Bonner is a never was has been ..he had one good fight and thats it …if you call it that

  31. Mike

    July 25, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Coleman is not washed up….

    god you guys act stupid at times….

    he ALMOST beat Shogun on his first fight at a lower weight, he would have won if it wasn't for gassing.

  32. Joey

    July 25, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Colemans not washed up come on. He even had a decent performance against Fedor. I don't think he can beat the best but he still is a good fighter.

    Affliction tanking is about the worst news I heard all week. I wasn't even buying it for the main event. The card was stacked with good fights. And because of one cocksucker who tried to cheat we cant see it. All of those fighters lose their paychecks.

  33. fino

    July 26, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Brock would beat Fedor 9 out of 10 time. It would take a lucky punch or catch him in a submission (ala Mir) to beat him. IMHO Brock is to just big and strong.

  34. Bob

    July 26, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Fedor would sambo his big ass to the ground and heel hook him. He's fought huge strong guys before, doesn't matter. Sambo>Wrestling, It's a military hand to hand combat technique meant to use that size difference against somebody, Brock is too damn slow for Fedor, and this is coming from a Brock fan.

  35. Bob

    July 26, 2009 at 7:09 am

    M1 needs to implode or fuck off, UFC doesn't want a bunch of baggage and bullshit, I love Fedor, but he needs to leave M-1 or go home. Also, you guys who say the UFC doesn't have the best heavyweight DIVISION, who the FUCK DOES???

    Overeem, Arlovski, Timmy, (Not even gonna acknowledge Brett Rogers, he's a big Kimbo, one-dimesional brawler) That's about it. Quit hating on UFC, since they are the only org that will still exist in 10 years. Pride is dead, and Strikeforce is an afterthought, get over it.

  36. steve

    July 26, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Lesnar would beat Fedor 9 out of 10??? really lol. Thats great another wwe fan posting on an mma site. Let me guess Lesnar will win by powerbomb or spear right? Lesnar himself was asked about fighting fedor and he said he is still new to mma and needs a few more fights. But yeah he would win 9 out of 10.

  37. Tim

    July 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

    No one knows shit…MMA is a world of unexcpected and anything can happen, meaning Fedor could walk in a dominate the UFC or he could simply get dominated. Doesnt matter who you are when you face the right fighter you will lose guarenteed. Lesnar lost to

    Mir due to inexperience and others lose to mistakes, Fedor isnt a God he isnt superhuman he just has gotten lucky of of his skill alone. But him in with someone who can manhandle him and who is faster than him and overall can dominate him and well we will see how he does….Fedor hasnt faced anyone similiar to Brock and vice versa…this makes for an interesting fight but frankly by the time this happens if it ever does Brock might have 15 fights to his name which doesnt make things any easier for his opponents.

  38. gg

    July 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    tim that has got 2 be the dumbest shit i heard

  39. other derek

    July 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    hey mike remember when i said affliction was gonna go down……….LOL……..what happened?

  40. Mike

    July 26, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    you said after 3 events…. but anyways without this event of course they were going to go bust.

    event 1, big loss.

    event 2, small loss.

    no event 3 meant auto loss. so Affliction did the right thing. i think that they should have had event 3 tho so they didn't waste so much promo money.

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