HDNet/Affliction Broadcast Deal Falls Through

Written by Tim Ngo
May 5th, 2008

Affliction’s debut event was going to be held in Dallas at the Mark Cuban owned American Airlines Arena, unfortunately it looks like that deal has fell through as talks seems to have broken down. The talk was to have the undercard air on HDNet for free, and the main card on Pay-Per-View with the main event between Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia headlining the card.

This wouldn’t be Affliction’s first time in losing a potential broadcast deal as their original plan with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and the HBO deal that came along with it fell through as Affliction felt that Golden Boy wanted too much control.

According to a recent radio interview done by Randy Couture, it seems as though the event may now be moved to the Honda Center (formerly the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim) in sunny California.

Even if the event is moved, with July 19th coming closer and closer the only deal that Affliction seems to have at this point is a Pay-Per-View deal. Unfortunately for them, many casual MMA fans don’t even know about the new organization yet. The time is ticking for Affliction.

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