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Tom Atencio: Cage Fighter

Hey, did you know that Affliction presidente Tom Atencio has not only competed in pro MMA, but is prepping to do it again?

Almost four years after Tom Atencio fought his first and only fight at Total Combat 7 in Tijuana, Mexico in January 2005, the co-owner of Affliction will step into the ring in February.

“I will fight for somebody else not Affliction,” the 41-year-old Atencio said. “I have been wanted to fight for a long time. I just haven’t had time. I still don’t have time but I want to do it again.”

Tom is 1-0, having taken out the 2-3 David Martinez (who was 1-0 at the time of the fight) via decision. I’d suggest Dana white as an opponent but I’d be surprised if Dana could cut down to Atencio’s 170 pound class. Although it would make an appropriate David vs Goliath type battle.

I wasn’t able to find any video but had the above pics plus several more. There’s also a good chance the fight was filmed because there’s footage from other fights on that card floating around. The card actually had some pretty decent names on it – Cub Swanson, Eddie Sanchez, Kendall Grove, and Justin Levens.