Affliction Trilogy Cancelled



The highly anticipated fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett at the Affliction Trilogy MMA show has been cancelled. The mega fight was scheduled to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on August 1st. The unforeseen license denial of Josh Barnett gave Affliction limited time to find a replacement and adequately promote the new main event.

“Finding an opponent for the number one ranked MMA heavy weight champion in such a short period of time was a huge endeavor and I’m thrilled at the amount of fighters willing to take on this challenge,” said Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment. “But in the end, we just didn’t have enough time to promote a new fight to our standards.”

Affliction is deeply disappointed that the under card is also cancelled through no fault of its own. Affliction stands behind the company’s brands and delivers premium products to the most passionate and loyal customers. Affliction’s first priority is to ensure that all future events live up to the company’s high standards.

Ticket holders for the canceled event should contact Ticketmaster or for a refund.


  1. Dave

    July 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    What a joke…Thanks alot Barnett you fat fu*#

  2. tom

    July 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    what a shame..

  3. tom

    July 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I hope strike forces makes it pass 3 event..

    i have seen IFL,Elite XC and Affliction died off which sucks.. is WEC and UFC the olny study MMA organization

  4. MW74

    July 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    hate to say I told you so…..nah. I really don't. I think most knew this last stinkstorm was gonna be the end of affliction. Do the right things….(pay fighters top $$$) -for the right reasons….(give fans more options, open up the market) -get F#@ked over anyway.

    "You tried your best and you failed….the lesson here is- never try."- Homer Simpson.

  5. tom

    July 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    This is a sad day for all MMA fans and a hurt to the sport…Thank josh B you fucking roider

  6. Viper

    July 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I wouldn't say its a sad day for all MMA fans. I'm a MMA fan and i'm not sad. Here is why….Firstly I want the UFC to become they organization….like NHL..NFL..MLB. That way we can all have our dream matches because they will all be in the same organization. I mean think MLB…nobody says man..I wonder what would happen if the Yankee's played the Red Sox…..people get to see it. Thats what I want the UFC to be….whatever match everyone wants to see they get to see it. People wonder about Brock vs Fedor…well if UFC was they only mainstream brand those kind of fights could happen. Also by this reasoning I dont think its a hurt to the sport. I think it makes it grow because maybe now we will see even more of our dream matches. UFC is leading the sport in the right direction I believe. Fedor fans should be sad but yet happy. Most likely he will join UFC now and if he does he will fight Brock. Most of you Fedor fans say Fedor will run through Brock I personally disagree but now we might possibly get the chance to see.

  7. Mike

    July 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    UFC will never become the "organisation"

    because MMA is not a team sport with teams.

    UFC HAS ruined MMA by monopolising it.

    Dana cannot control many more fighters… he already has 300 on his rota and its just too much for him.

    soon this sport will become like boxing. full of different weights with promoters or Dana controlling the fights and who gets the title fights.

  8. shaun

    July 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    In reply to Mike, I hope it becomes like boxing.

  9. Rich

    July 25, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Does this mean Tom Atencio won't be speaking on promo's and random clips so much…oh thank god. Something about that man just bugs the hell outta me.

  10. Earl

    July 25, 2009 at 1:17 am

    It's "Organi Z ation", not "Oragni S ation", Mike you dumbass…

  11. Mike

    July 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Earl…. I'm from ENGLAND

    so yes, its organSation for me, Dumb arse think before you speak.

  12. Earl

    July 25, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Up yours, Mike…I didn't know. Everybody here always says your a dumbass anyway. We Americans speak english, a hell of a lot better then you Brits. We need subtitles to understand half the shit you Brits say, even though you SAY you Brits speak english…More tea and crumpits…Cheerio, mate…ha, ha, ha….

  13. Hank

    July 25, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Mike, Are you sure your not that asshole from England, Michael "The TEN Count" Bisping???

  14. thedude

    July 26, 2009 at 9:09 am

    thats funny. dont listen to mike, everything he says is just dumb.

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