Earlier in the week there was a pretty absurd rumor that Affliction had intentions of going up against UFC 100 on the same night. I didn't even entertain the thought here on MMA4Real because that was just simply unbelievable. Affliction has done some stupid things and probably will continue to do stupid things, but going up against UFC 100 isn't one of them. Affliction COO Michael Cohen smashes it:
"I don’t think we are ever looking to go up against the UFC or anyone for that matter. We are certainly not looking to share the viewers or the audience that is our there. We would like a date to ourselves because, at the end of the day, we want the greatest number of people to be watching."
So I have to give Affliction credit in that they are at least smarter than that. However, he did go on to say that Affliction's third show would not be their last:
“It’s absolutely untrue,” Cohen said when questioned about whether this summer’s third show would be Affliction’s last. “The Trump involvement has really elevated Trump’s Affliction to becoming a real contender in this sport. Trump’s Affliction Entertainment is going nowhere except to the top, and the company will continue throughout 2009 and well into 2010.
So now maybe I'll have to take the little bit of credit I gave them right back? Poll time!