Atencio: Affliction Not For Sale, "The rumors are just that, rumors"

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 30th, 2009

Those rumors that Affliction VP Tom Atencio is talking about you ask? Affliction’s MMA promotion may be on its way out and the UFC was being brought in to takeover. Atencio quickly went on Hardcore Sports Radio and addressed those “rumors” saying, “The rumors are just that, rumors, they’re not true, there’s no truth to it.”

Following Affliction “Day of Reckoning,” many had suggested that Affliction’s ticket sales were far below what they had expected. There’s no doubt the hype behind “Day of Reckoning” was nowhere near “Banned” but with extra support, Atencio feels confident that Affliction Entertainment can move forward.

“I have Donald Trump behind me. I have Golden Boy Promotions behind me. I have M-1. Where are we going?” Atencio proclaimed.

As we reported earlier today, Affliction has already begun the process of putting together their third event.

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