Despite it’s troubles, Affliction is rolling on with it’s plans to hold a completely bonkers first event. In addition to Tim Sylvia vs Fedor, Josh Barnett has just revealed that a rematch against Pedro Rizzo is also pretty close to being locked in.
That’s pretty cool news, and if the show actually comes together (and to me that’s a pretty big IF), it’s going to be quite wicked. Of course that’s me talking from a fight mark’s point of view. If you asked me what I thought of the general execution I’d say so far Affliction is doing it’s best to make this the biggest money bonfire since K1 Dynamite USA.
And get this: they’re calling the event ‘Banned’. Ya know, because other promotions aren’t willing to support them since they became competition.