We had originally broke the story back in January about Affliction clothing being banned by the UFC, now the word is that EliteXC has jumped on the “banned”-wagon as well. Since Affliction is starting their own MMA organization, both the UFC and EliteXC have now decided that its fighters cannot wear the clothing line during its events.
The primary concern of the fighters is that they lose a large stream of income, as sponsorships sometimes exceed the money that they would receive from even the fights themselves.
Fighters like Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson and Randy Couture have had a relationship with Affliction in the past, but now are relegated to wearing it on their own personal time.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens as Affliction’s July 19th fight card comes closer to taking place.