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No Fedor for Affliction 2?

Fedor Emelianenko shrugged off his injured thumb following his thirty-six second demolition of Tim Sylvia at Affliction: Banned, but now a hand injury has his next Affliction bout against Andrei Arlovski in doubt. Five Ounces of Pain is reporting that Fedor is off the October 11 card and that instead we’ll see Josh Barnett step in to take his place.

Barnett made a ripple in the MMA news pond earlier this week when he said he would not take a pay cut for his next Affliction bout, as VP Tom Atencio hinted that he may ask the fighters to do. If Barnett is going to be the main event savior for Affliction, you can bet he’s going to insist on being paid like one, especially now that he knows Tim Sylvia is walking around with $800,000 in his pocket.

Losing Fedor for their second show could turn out to be an interesting test for Affliction. If they can still draw without their main attraction, the organization might have some legs. If they can’t, the outlook becomes grim. Very grim.

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Anonymous- January 26, 2009 at 4:31 am
obviously america turned out to have more sense than you. being a veteran does not equate one to be a patriot and being either will still not excuse your racist garbage
Voice Of Reason- January 9, 2009 at 5:58 pm
First of all, Leo, ty for yet again staving off my assumption that MMA fans are drooling retards. Refreshing. Fedor + Linux Distro = :D

Secondly, to all you "people" who want to vote republican - let's not argue about individual candidates and what we THINK is going to happen. At best, that's just guessing. Instead, let's just look at american history, and what it has ACTUALLY meant to vote concervative, historically.

Basically, if you voted concervative at any point in the 20th century (and prior), what that comes down to, is that you can skip about 20-30 years (sometimes much less) into the future and see your own party distancing themselves from what they used to stand for, and admit that their views were wrong and their efforts were misguided.

I mean, you can do this with any major social issue. Slavery, women's rights, the black vote, even freedom of artistic expression, and yes, DANCING too... and everything in between - these were all instances of social change, into which, the progressive left has always dragged the concervative right, kicking and screaming. I mean, I'm not really saying anything ground-breaking here, just wanted to explain in slightly more detail that at the end of the day, "concervative" just means "blindly unwilling to change". The world has gotten progressively less and less concervative since its beginning. I mean, you can't own people anymore, and clubbing/dragging a woman to your house is not called marriage like it used to be, but rather - assault/kidnapping.

Oh, and your political opinion doesn't mean shit to me, knowing that you were in the armed forces, any more than it would if you were a construction worker, policeman, indian, or any of the other Village People.

So that's political. Now as far as the god shit goes, please just shut the fuck up already, so the rest of us can at least pretend that we live in a civillized country, and not Afganistan. Find a nice deep cave, stick a bone through your septum, and go fuck yourself, you ignorant mammal.
IronFistOak- August 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm
Are you all high? You people do understand this is a MMA website, right? So what the FUCK are you all blabbering about!? Do you see Obama, Patriotism, or Politics as the title of this page? If you wanna debate politics take your ass to a political site and go for it but there is no place for it here. The only political voice you have is your vote so use it, keep it to yourself and shut the fuck up.
Anyhow, I'm hoping best case scenario plays out and Fedor gets the winner of JB/AA and then Couture is signed for Fedors 3rd fight. Maybe a little to optimistic, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
That was mind numbingly informative- August 4, 2008 at 6:43 pm
I always wondered what group of people actually believe Hannity and O'Reilly. Does it hurt when your brain melts from that crap or is it numb from the insane stupidity and then extracted?
Bootylam!- August 4, 2008 at 6:38 pm
Barnett IS a geek and admits it. Isn't he the one into all the anime, manga, mmo, hentai [haha] crap? oh yeah, Obama is a piece of shit who's already flip-flopping like a fish out of water. "It is NOT politics as usual..." unless it helps me! Another liberal asshole who doesn't understand that the ONLY reason he is who he is and can say what he says is because he's an American in this country his wife is so ashamed of. Obama will bring change, but so will you. You'll bring home change from your paycheck when we're forced to help welfare scammers, single mothers, and irresponsible morons who don't pay their bills.
KPS1234- August 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm
I'd pay 1000 times more to see Barnett/Arlovski than I would to see Leben/Bisping which is what Dana White is trying to pass off as a main event.
ClownBaby- August 3, 2008 at 12:21 pm
JCD: You speak truths, but if you think Bush is more popular internationally than Clinton was, (and more so than Obama WILL BE!) you're just fooling yourself. The biggest thing that the international community has against us, is....(ne1?).....cuz we try to play big brother to the whole world. If we just stayed at home minding our own business, and sent aide when needed, and troops and when deemed necessary by the UN (like most of the world) we wouldn't be the most hated nation.

UFC Fan: at the risk of sounding 'unpatriotic' (mind you i don't know where u served) but i'd be willing to guess Iraq. In which case you've done your service but i dont see how that protected our rights to peaceful, and learnded as i don't see how Saddam or any Iraqi was threatening our rights in the US. Thanx for your service, but the world thinks we are too war hungry as it is so THANX for perpetuating that further.

and if you don't like peace, or like war more than peace F U (thats to ne1)
John C. Dvorak- August 3, 2008 at 3:19 am
>Linland is the ugliest man i’ve ever met a

Do you want him to fight or to fuck you?
Because I dont see what his looks have to do with MMA.

>never lose those fat love handles

Yeah, dude, start talking about how ugly one guy is and how the other has love handles and you might as well have jizz running down th side of your mouth.

I could give a fuck about elections but Clinton bombed WAY more cuntries than Bush and in the last 90's there were hundreds of thousands of people protesting the US when CLinton was in power (remember back then, the muhajeddins were our friends doing work in Bosnia and the region). I was on a trip and saw 450,000 people in Athens give Clinton a FU welcome and another in Rome with 120,000 italians lying down in the streets in protest (make your own wop jokes here)
Anyone who thinks that Obamamama will be any different than Bush was has just to see the assholes who were there before. But most shitheads who vote cant remember waht they had for supper, never mind what happened before Bush.
Fuck Mcain and the other asshole, same fucking thing, same money men behind them.
Jeff- August 3, 2008 at 1:44 am
Most of the Military supported Ron Paul, a vast majority of all voters in the armed forces actually.

Its true, look it up.

Ron Paul was the only candidate that was worthy of my vote.

Research the federal reserve. It's about as federal as FedEx. It is a private bank that literally sells our government dollars for a profit (i.e. they sell a dollar bill for $1.25, and make a 25 cent profit). It is a corrupt system that was adapted from the ancient Roman money changers who would make a profit by providing officially Roman currency because all local currencies were declared illegal. The founding fathers warned us of this, Thomas Jefferson even said:

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
- Thomas Jefferson

If you want to know more do a youtube search for any of the following:

America: Freedom to Fascism

Barrack Obama is "controlled opposition". Figure out what that means before you vote for him.
Fedor Emelianenko DVD- August 2, 2008 at 9:24 pm
Heck, this really would be a test for Affliction. If they can't pull of a show without Fedor, we might not even come to see their swansong event :( On the other hand, who knows whether it's been an issue with Fedor's arm, or him getting pissed after seeing what he was paid in comparison with Tim Sylvia and others.
MMA FAN- August 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm
Leo laporte is right. Once fedor is donde with the winner of AA/Barnett,
who will he fight? the looser of that match?, i really dont see any better option
JB- August 2, 2008 at 3:21 pm
i came to a mma website and a political debate broke out. so if you cant beat them join them. obama has a reach advantage over mccain, senator mccain on the other hand has proven in his older matches with charlie that he can take punishment. if obama can establish his jab and keep mccain at bay until the later rounds when johns age catches up with him, i see barak winning by tko.
Josh Barnett Talks Too Much- August 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm
Arvloski will destroy Barnett if Barnett stands with him and he is an arrogant stubborn idiot so he probably will. Barnett is a moron and thinks he's worth more than he is. He'll never lose those fat love handles - too much orange chicken and sticky rice!

Arvloski vs. Barnett - Go Arvloski

Linland is the ugliest man i've ever met and a cocky moron too! He said, Hendo would embarass the Spider and he's the monkey looking idiot that got embarassed. Nobody likes to see a tired over the hill wrestler in Linland. His last performance was less than exciting and for him to make $300g's is in a word "ridiculous"!

Belfort vs. Linland - Go Belfort

Tito talks to much and has poor me attitude. Jenna better watch out - Tito and the Trump appear to be going steady (both arrogant assholes that seem to think they are better than others). Tito is kinda a puss - so hopefully he takes the fight with Babalu.

Sobral vs. Ortiz - Go Sobral

If Randy ever finalizes his divorse with Dana White he will get owned by Fedor!!!!!
CWR- August 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Dammit that was meant to say Justin for two sentences.

Speaking of which, I am not a UFC fanboy. I began watching the UFC and at the end of the day I generally prefer the UFC but that in no way limits the MMA I watch. I attend local events, I watch all leagues, I spend way too many hours a night on the computer reading sites like Cagepotato. I said Affliction without Fedor will tank. Fedor was the reason I spent the $50. Fedor was the reason many of my friends spent the money. I am not really interested in spending my money on what looks to be the same fighters with different pairings. I'll catch the videos online shortly after.

Did Affliction not just offer their fighters a pay cut for easier fights? If having top level fighter pay means not having honestly competitive fights I don't know if thats what I want. I would just assume have high pay for competitive fights... thats just me though.
Lyle- August 2, 2008 at 12:47 pm
You're a moron if you think that wanting to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance makes you "un-American". The whole concept of being "American" is having the freedom of religion. Guessing you didn't pay attention during History class in 4th grade, or at all throughout your K-12 education eh? So if I don't want to worship a God who demands that anyone who jacks off be stoned to death, then don't force me to say the Pledge of Allegiance. And there are two kinds of men in this world, masturbaters and liars.
CWR- August 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm
@UFC fan and Jeff for 2 sentences.

I do not believe that all McCain supporters are warmongers. I believe that McCain himself will prove to be overly aggressive and minimally effective in regards to Iraq, not to mention what I believe as his desire to avoid diplomacy when dealing with any enemy. Yes I am aware that this is speculation but so are your comments pertaining to my inability to understand the consequences of change and your belief that I live a “whinny ass life” (I work hard in the scorching sun for every value depleted dollar I have to my name and I do it with a smile on my face… I am so very pampered and complain-prone). I would also like to mention that I am not a pacifist. Not supporting a war does not make you a pacifist… it makes you a non-supporter of a war. Military service runs throughout my family and our history of protecting the nation makes me proud. I cannot join due to a condition that predisposes me to blood clots (same reason I can no longer play rugby, box, wrestle, etc… no fun for me).

As for Obama supporting the removal of under God from the pledge, Separation of Church and State. Vrax said it best.

In all honesty the only thing that I was stating earlier was that I thought the outward racism of another commenter was ignorant and 100% unneccesary. I never made a single comment to accuse you of being a racist nor did I accuse you (or anyone other than Obama=black klan) of supporting McCain because of his race.
axhed- August 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm
okay, now i get it.

ufcfan hates fedor cuz he's a ferner hoo dun speek english.
Vrax- August 2, 2008 at 11:39 am
Democrats are so much tougher on defense than republicans. Why? Because things like "missile defense" might sound good, but it's about as practical as Art Jimmerson using his jab to stop Royce Gracie's takedowns.

@Justin "under god" wasn't even added until 1954 after a successful lobbying effort by the Knights of Columbus, you dumbass. WE had a great country before that and we would have a great country after the phrase was removed. Wanna know what's American as apple fuckin pie? Separation of Church and State. The founder fathers cared enough about that one to ACTUALLY ADD IT THEMSELVES to the crucial documents of our country's founding.

I don't believe for one second that "veteran" boy up there has ever been in the military. Every Marine I know is votin O!
Vrax- August 2, 2008 at 11:39 am
Democrats are so much tougher on defense than republicans. Why? Because things like "missile defense" might sound good, but it's about as practical as Art Jimmerson using his jab to stop Royce Gracie's takedowns.

@Justin "under god" was even added until 1954 after a successful lobbying effort by the Knights of Columbus, you dumbass. WE had a great country before that and we would have a great country after the phrase was removed. Wanna know what's American as apple fuckin pie? Separation of Church and State. The founder fathers cared enough about that one to ACTUALLY ADD IT THEMSELVES to the crucial documents of our country's founding.

I don't believe for one second that "veteran" boy up there has ever been in the military. Every Marine I know is votin O!
Justin- August 2, 2008 at 11:06 am
How can you vote for someone that wants to take under God out of are pledge of allegiances. If that is not un-American, then I don't know what is. We we get tax to hell and back everyone will understand how stupid they are, especially taxing "Rich" people that are gonna just charged us more for their product so they can make the same amount of money.

And back on subject, I don't see how you can call Afflicition an epic fail yet. They aren't going anywhere and with Trump backing them, I am pretty sure they have the finances and a great team of people to find ways to make their money back from it. You probably are just a UFC die hard fan and can't watch anything else. Its ok, its not gonna hurt you princess Affliction is just trying to pay fighters what they are really worth.
Jeff- August 2, 2008 at 7:39 am
No Fedor? Wtf...

Also I too am worried at what might become of black america if a black man becomes president. It won't be pretty. I can tell you if you aren't racist now, you will be.

[yoda]You will be.....[/yoda]
UFC fan- August 2, 2008 at 5:14 am
CWR----YOU are a fool, and an idiot.
I will keep my war-mongering ways, and as a veteran of these United States I will vote for whoever keeps us safe from stupid morons like you, just cause I defended your RIGHT to be stupid and pacifistic doesn't mean I will silently listen to your stupidity.
I don't care what color he is ,Obama is a Godless, un prepared, NON patriotic asshole, and he will more than likely be our next DEAD President If he makes it that far, and you are FOOL for supporting him.
Like all youth today, you want change but you are unprepared for it, and to pampered to support it when it comes, and if it changes your whiny ass way of life you will be powerless and confused.
While people like me who realize its not the President who matters but the congress, will persevere.
And if it wasn't for us "war-mongering" types ,your ass would be speaking anything from Japanese to German, and serving someone like a pet monkey, so shut up and vote like the moron you are, hopefully your voice wont be a strong as rational America.
CWR- August 2, 2008 at 3:46 am
@ Obama=Black Klan

Maybe you were being sarcastic with your last comment (I would hope so) but if not you are an absolute idiot.

I am white and proud to be voting for Obama. You can keep your war mongering candidate and I'll choose my president based on something other than race.

And to tie this all back into the topic at hand Affliction without Fedor will prove an epic fail.
asian invasion- August 2, 2008 at 12:51 am
arlovski and barnett will be a great fight and i think the winner should get fedor at the 3rd affliction event if they get that far
Obama=Black Klan- August 1, 2008 at 11:56 pm
No one can beat Fedor. He only lost once, and because another fighter cut his eye in the 1st 30 seconds so bad, he had to forfeit.

No one can beat him, only a lucky punch can put him down.

And a white person cheering for obama, is like a black person cheering at a klan rally. ---you people are stupid! "Yeah, oppress us more! We want more affirmative action! Yeah, we suck! Woo-Hoo!"