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Old 07-24-2009, 04:59 PM
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Default Affliction Trilogy cancelled

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...logy.canceled/
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In a matter of days Affliction Entertainment's "Trilogy" event when from promising the top heavyweight fight in mixed martial arts to being cancelled outright, multiple sources confirmed to SI.com Friday morning.

Affliction Entertainment vice president began making calls with the news Friday morning to fighters scheduled to appear on the Aug. 1 card, SI.com has learned.

Wow... O_O
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:05 PM
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and to think they were actually considering at one time to go head to head with UFC 100. The end is near now.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:14 PM
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and to think they were actually considering at one time to go head to head with UFC 100. The end is near now.
Yeah, I don't know if Antencio panicked or what???

Fedor / Rogers would have been fine.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:35 PM
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I think I can hear Dana White laughing from my office...
Will we see Fedor in Strikeforce next? Werdum, Overeem, and Rogers would be fun fights for him.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:48 PM
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yup .. and for all those who cry about fighters not making enough money, here you go, less fights to watch ...
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:55 PM
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Wow... Umm... I don't know if Strikeforce can afford Fedor can they?
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:17 PM
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Wow... Umm... I don't know if Strikeforce can afford Fedor can they?
If they partner with M-1 they could swing a deal as far as sponsorship moneys and commercial buys.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:22 PM
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I saw this coming.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:37 PM
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RIP Affliction. You won't be missed.
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From MMA NEWS.com
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By Chris Howie
July 24th

It was reported earlier today by Josh Gross at SI.com that Affliction: Trilogy has been cancelled and MMANews.com can confirm after speaking to a number of fighter reps that the show is in fact off for August 1st.

We do not have the complete details of what sort of contracts were in place, but as it was explained to us, the basic reason why the show was cancelled was due to a legal issue with Pay Per View providers. Following Josh Barnett’s positive steroid test that was announced by the CSAC earlier in the week, Affliction would not have had enough time to change the promo spots and commercials that PPV providers were running.

The main draw of the card was the Josh Barnett Vs. Fedor Emelianenko main event and since that went up in smoke due to the positive test, Affliction legally could not run change the main event this close to the Pay-Per-View because it was the main focus of the promo’s.

So, at the end of the day, all legal reasons between Affliction and PPV aside, a positive test by Josh Barnett for performance enhancing substances is what shut the show down.
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