Friday, July 25, 2008

MMA: Affliction news

Kevin Iole at Yahoo! has reported that the next Affliction show will be 10/11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski. Tom Atencio of Affliction said that match announcement is premature.

That is the fight that makes the most sense. Especially with Randy Couture's non compete clause with UFC running through at least October.

Couture didn't do his legal case any favors by appearing on the Affliction pay per view. Affliction didn't do themselves any favors by having Couture enter the ring for an interview and ask him about the possibility of a Fedor-Couture match. That's right, Affliction planted the seeds for a future Couture-Fedor match which will not be Fedor's next fight. Perhaps they should have had Arlovski do a run in and hit Couture with a chair and say that he's the true #1 contender for Fedor's title. Hey, I'd pay to see that.

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