For some reason, Donald Trump’s involvement with Affliction has calmed my concerns regarding their first show. Before, I was soured by the idea that no matter how awesome the first show was, they’d lose so much money that it’d be the only one we got to see. Now that I know that they have enough money to burn several massive piles of cash, I’m actually looking to seeing more cards from them.
Which is great, because although there’s a lot of big names at their first event, it is kinda a shame they’re not always fighting eachother. But I understand how it is – you want to establish your stars before having them face off. Now that I’m no longer expecting Affliction to fold after one show, I’m comfortable waiting for things to evolve.
Here’s the card thus far, just to remind y’all of how it looks:
Bouts Scheduled to Air on Pay-Per-View:
-Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
-Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo
-Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Negao
-Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead
-Ben Rothwell vs. Andre Arlovski
Bouts Scheduled to Air on Fox Sports Net:
-Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Paul Buentello
-Trenell “Savant” Young vs. Mark Hominick
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vernon “Tiger” White
-Justin Levens vs. Ray Lazama
-Mike Pyle vs. Brett Cooper
-J.J. Ambrose vs. Patrick Speight