Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Art of the Backpeddle

If it is not clear to MMA fans now, it has been clear to me since day one that the Affliction people don't have a clue what they are doing. Their entire promotion is built around one person, Fedor, and now it seems that he is jumping ship to fight in Japan on New Years Eve. Their second show was set for Oct. 11th in Vegas, then it was bumped to January 17th so Fedor could be on the card, and now it appears the fight has been postponed to sometime in the first quarter of 2009. The promotion is quickly moving farther and farther away from being relevant in the sport of MMA, because it only has one belt(the Heavyweight WAMMA Belt) that it can call its' own, a roster of fighters that is suspect at best and it is quickly losing the one asset it did have, momentum coming off a strong opening show. Simple solution to getting back on track, a four man heavyweight tourney for the heavyweight title. Fedor vs. Arlovski and Barnett vs. Sylvia, the winners headline the second event of 2009. If they have any foresight they'll put this plan in motion immediately.

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