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Old 07-24-2009, 10:37 PM
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Default AFFLICTION DONE BACK AS UFC SPONSOR

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[QUOTE]In a sea change for the promotional landscape of mixed martial arts, Affliction has agreed to cease promoting fights and become an official sponsor of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports first reported the news on Friday afternoon, and a UFC official confirmed the report to MMAWeekly.com.

A joint announcement between the Las Vegas-based promotion and California-based clothing maker is expected soon.

Few details about the deal are known, but the popular clothing brand could be seen on Zuffa fighters as soon as Aug. 8, when UFC 101 lands in Philadelphia.

A similar deal was first proposed last October after the postponement of Affliction’s second event, “Day of Reckoning.” Executives from the UFC and Affliction met in secret in Las Vegas and offered to take Affliction on as a sponsor and co-branded apparel maker in exchange for ceasing to promote fights. Affliction executives rejected the offer after a fiery confrontation between co-founder Todd Beard and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Ferttita.

The fate of fighters marooned by Affliction’s cancellation of its third show, “Trilogy,” is unknown at this time.

Check back with MMAWeekly.com for more updates on this story as it develops/QUOTE]
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:40 PM
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Kevin Iole also reported that CC signed with dream and it was a done deal,
among other false reports.

Ill wait for a real source.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:42 PM
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Dana said this would happen like Last year.

"Who? The t-shirt guys?" - Dana White
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:12 AM
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Kevin Iole also reported that CC signed with dream and it was a done deal,
among other false reports.

Ill wait for a real source.
I thought the same thing!
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:28 AM
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Iole still has a job?
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:10 PM
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This is the final humiliation for Affliction, in a way; the salt in the wounds. Dana's having a great month so far....
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:36 PM
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Iole still has a job?
Surprising huh?
So this story looks to be true. apparently both UFC and Affliction have released statements.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:37 PM
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All those people that bash Dana for not wanting fighters to make money, this shows that he cares .... he coulda said screw you affliction, which most business would've done .. but he knows fighters can make money from them, so he let them back in ...
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:49 PM
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All those people that bash Dana for not wanting fighters to make money, this shows that he cares .... he coulda said screw you affliction, which most business would've done .. but he knows fighters can make money from them, so he let them back in ...
Not only has he let them back in, but he praised them to high heaven. Pretty awesome of him,imo.


"We are excited about the return of Affliction to the UFC and look forward to seeing our fighters once again walk into the octagon wearing the Affliction brands," UFC president Dana White stated. "Affliction is an innovator of mixing fashion with this sport, and we are looking forward to working together to promote the sport." -Dana White
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:09 PM
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Well Affliction does have some fashion sense; most of what the UFC sells looks like it came from a heap at Walmart.
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