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BREAKING NEWS: 'Trilogy' Cancelled

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So says Sherdog.com, citing an SI.com report:

A week of misfortune turned to disaster for Affliction Entertainment on Friday, as the promotion canceled Affliction "Trilogy," which had been scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

SI.com reported the news Friday morning, and Sherdog.com has confirmed it.

The cancellation -- which could spell the end of Affliction's year-long run as a mixed martial arts promotion -- comes on the heels of heavyweight Josh Barnett's failed drug test, which forced him out of the "Trilogy" main event againstFedor Emelianenko on Wednesday. Barnett, 32, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Commission.

Join Matt Bishop and Forrest Lynn on Lights Out Radio at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT to discuss the cancellation.

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