Very rarely does one fight determine whether a MMA organization will survive or be another victim to the iron giant that is ZUFFA. When we say ‘very rarely’ we actually mean ‘quite often’. We’ve seen it with EliteXC and everyone remembers the warm fuzzy feeling everyone had just before Barnett got caught with his bottle of ‘Anabolicroidade’. You know the stuff, you get it in laboratories…it has that catchy slogan of ‘Just juice it’.
We all would like to forget the day in which Tom Atencio broke the news that Fedor/Barnett was canceled along with their entire MMA promotion. We all were left with handfuls of non-refundable plane tickets and pre-paid hotel rooms. MiddleEasy was all dressed up and had no where to go…so we got drunk instead. Absolutely, mind-bending, time-traveling paraletic drunk. When we woke up the next morning, DirecTV decided to poop in their hands and rub it directly in our face via satellite signal with this nonsense.
Now to commemorate the event that never was, Affliction is still selling ‘Affliction Trilogy’ shirts for a reduced price of $36.50 (I already ordered one). Next they should sell ‘I survived the Affliction 3 collapse and all I got was this T-shirt’. Enjoy it while it lasts because this is the closest you will ever get to a match up between Barnett and Fedor.