(Fedor and his friends had such a good time that day, they vowed that every year, no matter what was going on in their lives, they’d come back here together and stare at this giant metal thing until it showed them their future.)
Somewhere on your list of things that you should never, ever do, maybe squeezed in between ‘Mix beer and ice cream’ and ‘Let your girlfriend move in with you just until she finds a place of her own,’ you might want to take a pen and scribble in, ‘Mess around with a company of crazy Russians.’ The boys at Affliction apparently made no such note, and now they’re getting sued over their decision to back out of “Affliction: Trilogy” and leave Fedor Emelianenko high and dry.
According to documents obtained by MMA Payout, M-1 believes that Affliction could have, should have, and would have paid Brett Rogers to step in against Fedor had their deal to get back on the UFC’s good side not gone through. But as we all know, that deal got done, Affliction cancelled the show, and Fedor was left wandering around the U.S. without anyone to punch. According to M-1, that means “Affliction elected to serve its own financial interests at the expense of its partners.”
Regardless of who was right or wrong here, it’s a shame to see these two parties end up in a long legal battle. Can’t we just settle out of court for some GSP t-shirts and a few of those $1,200 silver skull rosaries?