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Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” Postponed, Moved to California

Aw hell naw. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed to Sherdog that Affliction’s second MMA event — which was scheduled to go down October 11th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas — has been postponed to 2009:

Affliction contacted Kizer on Wednesday morning to inform him that the event would be moved to a January date at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

We already knew that the UFC was (allegedly) making things very unpleasant for Affliction in Las Vegas, and it looks like the pressure might have been too much. Unfortunately, they now take a bath on the money they shelled out on advertising for the event — which didn’t appear to be much, granted, although billboards in Times Square aren’t cheap. More importantly, their momentum is totally dead at this point. Six months between events is an eternity if you’re trying to build an MMA organization. I’d say the silver lining to this poop-cloud is that at least Fedor Emelianenko will be healthy enough to compete by January — unless of course he breaks his hand again during his annual New Year’s Eve freak show fight in Japan. More details to come…

Update: MMA Rated is floating the rumor that as few as 700 tickets had been sold for “Day of Affliction.” For ring events, the Thomas & Mack Center can hold 19,522 spectators.

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Old, Bald and Irish- September 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm
@ "rob enderle "

"Hey ya drunk irishman, why the fuck would fedor want to fight
the Kimbo Slice of the UFC?"

Because if Couture loses, this gives the UFC a chance for another superfight. Fedor vs Lessner would be huge $$$. Also, Fedor has stated that he would be interested in fighting Lessner.

BTW, I don't know what you're smoking, but comparing Lessner to Kimbo is just assinine. Lessner has faced top competition from the get-go in the UFC and has proven himself a dangerous fighter. Just ask Herring.

Kimbo has just had cans thrown at him. Once he came up against someone with experience and some knowledge of the ground-and-pound game (Thompson), Kimbo exposed his weakness in the fight game. Over 11 unanswered shots while he was on the ground? Come on! Kimbo has awesome potential, but he's not close to Lessner's level...yet.

That being said, I don't think that Lessner is up to Couture's level of skill. But Lessner's "Right Hand of Doom" could shake things up for Randy pretty quick.
Vrax- September 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm
@ Markdog: The term originated with hackers who would take control of a hacked system, or "pwn" the system.
Markdog- September 9, 2008 at 9:28 pm
I sort of get it. Thanks for you help, mang!
Vrax- September 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm
@markdog: pwn is an intentional typo, used to delineate between the derogatory "pwn" and the normal possessive use of the term, "own". Some claim that is also combines the words "pawn" and "own" as in "you've been reduced to a mere pawn, you got pwned."
Markdog- September 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm
Could someone please enlighten me as to why people spell 'own' as 'pwn'? Is it cause it supposed to be cool, cause I don't think it's cool at all. I started seeing "pwn" on (back when it was still gay ass Apple said they legally couldn't use the registered name iPhone), but I thought it was meant in terms of the pronunciation as 'phone-age'. Because it was used in terms of jail-breaking, and one actually gets to have full access and own, or creatively spleaking 'pwn' your iPhone.
rob enderle- September 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm
Hey ya drunk irishman, why the fuck would fedor want to fight
the Kimbo Slice of the UFC?

Check out, they've already taken this story to a new level.
Vrax- September 9, 2008 at 7:42 pm
You spelled PostPWned wrong.
Markdog- September 9, 2008 at 6:55 pm
^ D.O.R. or D.O.A.?
I Know Nothing- September 9, 2008 at 6:36 pm
A main event featuring Arlovski & Barnett & the tickets aren't flying?!?!?!??! If they want this card to sell out maybe they should have it at the YMCA.
Old, Bald and Irish- September 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm
Oooooooh...this is bad.

Why isn't Trump hosting this in Atlantic City?

6 months between shos is an eternity. This is not how you get the ball rolling.

Possibly, they may be waiting for Fedor to fight so that they will have some more "star power" for the event.

On the other hand, this gives Dana White six more months of scheming to get Fedor into the UFC. Think about it: If Couture wins in November, he can fight Nog/Mir next, Brock could face Fedor and it would be a super-fight. If Couture loses, the bloom will be off the rose, BUT, a Fedor vs Couture fight would really help to bolster an upcoming lackluster card. Let's face it, with a UFC match every month, some of the cards aren't worth the PPV buy.

By the way, this past weekends UFC match was one of the best events ever. Hendo is the MAN!
mayhem420- September 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm
So I guess Dana wasnt lying when he told Jesse Taylor that Vegas is his town!
Look what he did to Affliction!