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Affliction is playing a dangerous game

I’m sure the Affliction guys probably said “Hey, they’re already going head to head with us on July 19th, so why shouldn’t we do stuff that pisses Dana White off more?” Little do they realize that there is no bottom to the depths that represent Dana’s hatred, and stuff like this will only result in the UFC really getting mad.

On the other hand, I do enjoy the mental picture of Dana seeing this and having steam come out of his ears in big white jets.

  • Pontus says:

    Is that even legal using something in advertisement what another person said without they giving you their consent?
    Especially if they have remedied their opinion since their statement.

    I guarantee you that if you ask Dana White now how the top heavyweight fighter in the world is he’s going to tell you either Randy or Big Nog.

  • I think Total Elimination Absolute was a better HW card.

  • Hattori Hanzo says:

    zuffa lawyers are mobilizing

  • Drehog says:

    didn’t Dana say that about Tim Sylvia when everyone was killing him for not signing Fedor?

  • Zurich says:

    When did Dana ever say that about Fedor? He probably said it about Tim, in which case that quote is very misleading.

  • dubside says:

    what a crappy advert design.

  • Stellar53 says:

    Not a smart move imo…

  • Shane says:

    What’s even more dangerous is the fact that Affliction have UFC/PRIDE owned footage linked on their website to promote their event:

  • catch says:

    holy crap, they’re probably going to have their pants sued off for using that footage.

  • koolpaw says:

    so it means they dont care to be sued nor pay big $ for that?

    Seems selling T-shirt can make super ultra gigant big money… no wonder fightlinker has been selling that silly T.

    i need to start my own brand with Paw and wil be RIIIIICCHHHH !!!

  • Jason says:

    They arent hosting any of the videos. If sites like MMALinker avoid the lawsuit hammer, i’m sure they will as well.

    and #5, Dana said that about Fedor when they were in negotiations and everybody thought he was coming to the UFC.

  • Hammer says:

    Good on Dana White. A little competition never hurt. Dana is quickly becoming a Don King type character. But he cant ‘defend’ the take down that UFC will take due to rival organizations and other rich folks getting into the game. Boxing at one time was only one organization. Now how many watered down organizations does it have now??? Same thing is already happening in MMA..

  • Shane says:


    They arent hosting any of the videos. If sites like MMALinker avoid the lawsuit hammer, i’m sure they will as well.”

    Incorrect. used to do the same thing with television shows and the owner was arrested and the site shut down:

    Zuffa could go after MMAlinker, but it would not be worth the money or resources. Affliction on the other hand…

  • Michael says:


    Does that mean Zuffa own my Pride DVD collection too?

  • Atom says:


    I don’t think you get it. Thats irrelevant.

  • Steve says:

    You have to remember that Pride contracts were nowhere near as standardized or draconian as their UFC counterparts. They were personal services contracts and were customized to each fighters demands.

    IIRC, Vadim Finlestein (Fedor’s manager) claims that Fedor had a clause in his Pride contract that gives him the rights to his own footage. Finklestein is sleazy bastard, but he’s also a shrewd mother fucker. Fedor can sell footage to his fights to anyone who wants to promote him. At least, that is the story that Vadim has been telling.

    I’m sure the UFC will be more than happy to test that claim in an American courtroom.

  • jakey says:

    its on junkie that tim and andre arent allowed to use their real faces at the affliction event

  • Im getting a bunch of promo material from Affliction but am not sure if Im going to use it.

  • Jason says:

    I stand corrected

  • Popetastic says:

    MMALinker isn’t a competitor. If UFC’s choice to launch a counter-card on the same night is any indication of their desire to crush Affliction, they will likely go after Affliction for using Zuffa-owned video footage.

  • Beer_tester says:

    Trumps lawyers waiting to play a game with zuffa control freaks.

  • Hammer says:

    It will all come out in the wash and MMA will get watered down into many different organizations. Some will live, some will die off. It is capitalism at its best/worst.. I do think Dana White and UFC deserve an enema. Affliction was also all over the pacquiao Diaz fight. They are making a concerted effort. The Fertittas arent the only rich guys in this world..