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Donald Trump jumps on the MMA bandwagon

Two days ago a press released was put out saying that Donald Trump would be making some kind of big announcement with Affliction. Originally I figured he was brought in to say his trademarked “You’re fired!” to the promotion after they inevitably blow all their money on their first event. But now we’re learning that not only is he announcing Andrei Arlovski’s participation, but that he’s been suckered into funding the company as well:

Trump will also announce that he has become an equity partner in the Affliction promotion. When asked what percentage of the organization he now owns, Mr. Cohen would only say “a significant amount.”

Finally, when asked if Trump’s relationship with Tito Ortiz would help bring the former UFC light heavyweight champion to Affliction, Cohen said:

“Everything that Donald Trump does is the biggest and the best and the “Afflcition: Banned” show will be just that.

Trump’s net worth is estimated at 3 billion dollars, which impresses me considering my net worth is somewhere around three hundred and fifty four dollars. It used to be more, but my XBox and DDR pad aren’t worth what they once were. So while I’m really really tempted to dismiss him as the douchebag he is and this partnership as smoke and mirrors, it may actually be a pretty big deal. The Donald has the money to keep Affliction throwing financially ruinous events until the end of time. Which is both an awesome and scary thought.

13 COMMENTS
  • marshal says:

    I’m now on the Donald Trump bandwagon

  • Zurich says:

    Trump by cobra strike, round one. YOU’RE FIRED.

  • Burtonchik says:

    donald trump bankruptcy #3 on the way? (or is it 4?)

  • Hattori Hanzo says:

    arlowski losses to rothwell,ko

  • Joon4s says:

    Trump should know better. But how long will he shovel money to the fireplace called affliction? My guess is 3-4 events tops.

  • randall says:

    Fightlinker:

    I just came by to let you know I’ll be circulating your views on all the Russian websites. Particularly, the little comic where you thought it was funny to imagine Fedor and the Russian mod in a Hollywood scenario. Why don’t you ask those little mafioso fertittas what they think of the Russian mob.

    You really think it’s fun to be loyal to zuffa crap=fests, and hate on all non-zuffa mma? Let’s find out.

    Joon4s: My guess, you’re coming to a cross roads pal. What are you gonna do when zuffa is left in the dust?

  • Jersey Tomato says:

    Boris…I mean, Randall,

    How dare you threaten FightLinker and belittle his cartoons! Just because you take offense to his portrayal of Russia as a country ruled by gangsters and corrupt government officials does not give you the right to criticize his work. Sure, his bombastic views are lame and ill-humored but it is precisely that streak of irreverence that we come here for. Why else would we waste hour upon hour of valuable employer-funded time leaving ridiculous little comments for all the world to see?
    So go back to rat-infested hole, Boris.

  • Hattori Hanzo says:

    NUM.6 reads like a threathning stance. Fightlinker humorous and if that wasent clear to your retina then u need to cancel your internet tube connections..

    It is also the case that it tkestimetobuildupmma company.
    Afflicion throwing way alot of money. BODOG had a billionaire backer and their gone.

    If Affliction gets HBO deal then they will last.

  • Smitler says:

    Just goes to show….all the money in the world can’t make your hair look good when you’re dealt a genetic hand like that.

  • frickshun says:

    Can someone translate Randall’s post? I really don’t know what the fuck he is talking about. And I grew up near Brighton Beach, BKLYN which is overrun w/ruskies!

  • I <3 ZUFFA! ZUFFA FOREVER. DEATH TO ALL OTHER PROMOTIONS! DANA WHITE POWER!

  • Asa says:

    I just came by to let you know I’ll be circulating your views on all the Russian websites. Particularly, the little comic where you thought it was funny to imagine Fedor and the Russian mod in a Hollywood scenario. Why don’t you ask those little mafioso fertittas what they think of the Russian mob.

    I don’t think “all the Russian websites” will be interested unless it involves email addresses and credit card numbers.

    How’s the sixth grade working out there for you Randall?

  • kentyman says:

    “DANA WHITE POWER”. Fucking awesome. :)

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