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OMFG: Affliction’s Tom Atencio to Return to the Cage in Lashley/Sapp Undercard


(He’s not kidding, Dana — tap or nap. Photo courtesy of MMA Mania.)

He might be a "t-shirt guy," but Affliction VP Tom Atencio has enough balls to actually compete in the sport that he promotes. According to MMA Fanhouse, Atencio will be fighting on the supporting card of the June 27th MMA event at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi that will be headlined by Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp. Another heavyweight match between Pedro Rizzo and Gilbert Yvel has also been booked. Said Atencio on his decision to get out from behind his desk and strap on the gloves:

"I love this sport and I am not a wannabe. I’ve fought before and I have respect for anyone who steps into the ring win, lose or draw. They’re doing something that most of the world will never do."

No, Atencio’s fight won’t be a celebrity MMA bout against arch-nemesis Dana White (who could smash Ricardo Arona, by the way). He’ll be taking on a yet-unnamed lightweight, probably at a weight of 160 pounds: "Not sure I can make 155 at 42 years old."

While we give huge props to Tom for the effort, we can’t help reading into what this means for Affliction as an MMA promotion. It can’t be a great sign when their main promoter and two of their heavyweights are planning on keeping busy with other endeavors for the month of June. When asked why he wouldn’t be fighting under the Affliction banner, all Atencio would say is "They don’t think it’s right for me to fight for my own event." (They?) Still no word on when/where Affliction’s third event will be held, if they are indeed having one, but we’ll keep you posted.

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@ Danal White- May 5, 2009 at 11:25 am
So you look at Tom Atencio and Dana White and then come to the conclusion that Dana White is "homoerotic"? Strange. I'm not sure what turns you on, but I would have thought for sure Atencio, with his nice fake tan, Sarah Palin glasses, and hoop earrings would be just your thing.
Danal White- April 23, 2009 at 8:19 am
The hate towards Attencio is UFC nuthuggery plain and simple: competition to their precious UFC is seen as evil and must be destroyed.

Do douchebags wear Affliction clothing?
Yes, they also wear Tapout and other brands.

If Affliction was still selling just shirts in the UFC, the perception of their (and most other brands) ugly shirts would have been the same.

As far as I know, Affliction sponsored (sponsors) lots of fighters, helping them earn a living in a sport where the pay is miserable. Dont remember hearing them stiffing fighters.
So why the hate?
Because they are a competitor to the UFC. Period.
The brought in Fedor and a few other fighters and then overpaid fighters: which is good for us and GREAT for the fighters.
They didnt stiff fighters, pay the headliners garbage (hey Jardine), threathen them or humiliate them in public.

No, they have been pretty much the same in the way they treat athletes yet they are now douchebags in the eye of the drooling Dona White ass lickers.

There is no difference between the UFC fanbois and the Mac fanbois who take personally any direct or even indirect competition on their precious little life-affirming precious.

Of course, if their homorerotic aerobics instructor ever had the balls to step into the ring, they would be wacking over his magazine covers all day.

Atencio will most likely lose but it doesnt matter either way, its not like a win is going to mean anything.
The only thing that will change is that all the couch potatoes will be slamming a guy who had the balls to do what the computer heroes will never do.



AussieJosh- April 23, 2009 at 4:40 am
When the hell was that picture taken!? With all the shit Dana talks about him i could not imagin Dana letting him put him in a choke like that!
CAPS LOCK HAL,- April 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm
FUCKING MOTHERFUCKER WHO POSTED UNDER MY NAME AT 15:39 YOU NEED TO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP PRETENDING TO BE THE GREAT CAPS LOCK HAL. YOU ARE A PATHETIC FUCKING WANNA BE THAT CAN'T DO SHIT ABOUT HOW GREAT I AM. I AM SO AWESOME THAT FUCKERS ARE TRYING TO BE ME THIS IS FUCKING GREAT. I WORKED HARD TO BE SO FUCKING GOOD AND I TOOK A LOT OF ABUSE FROM MY MOTHER MS. HAL FUCK HOLE. SHE WORKED AS A HO AT A TRUCK STOP TO RAISE ME AND LOOK HOW GREAT I TURNED OUT. SO FUCK OFF TO WHATEVER SHIT HOLE YOU COME FROM AND SHUT THE FUCK UP. STOP PRETENDING YOU LOVE STRAIGHT SEX AND STRAP ON PORT. THAT SHIT IS NASTY. I LOVE BIG BLACK COCKS, CRAZY GAY MONKEY FUCK AND MILITARY FAG BUTT SEX VIDEOS. FUCK OFF!
A-non- April 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm
Is it me does Atencio sort of look like the Xerses character for 300 and Dana the humpback?
Ray Mercer - April 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm
Tom Atencio would fuck Dana White in the ass if they were face to face in the cage.
Then afterwards he'd give him a t-shirt to wipe away his tears.
jdavis- April 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm
Imagine all the money they could save on Affliction cards if they'd just have Tom Atencio fight Fedor.
Anonymous- April 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm
dana looks more smug than tom. put the smug fuck to sleep.
Anonymous- April 22, 2009 at 4:56 pm
5 bucks says dana pays who ever is facing atencio and gives him a spot in the ufc if beats him to within an inch of his life lol
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 22, 2009 at 4:50 pm
AND BY THE WAY I LOVE BIG HAIRY GAY MEN.
CAPS LOCK HAL'S ARCH NEMESIS- April 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm
SHUT UP HAL
Ample- April 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm
Dana White would get anally lacerated by Ricardo Arona.
CAPS LOCK HAL,- April 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER BIG FUCK YOU TO ALL YOU CAPS LOCK HAL WANNA B'S. YOU STUPID SON OF A BITCHES ARE KIND OF ENTERTAINING EVEN THOUGH YOU FUCKING GAY ASS COCK SUCKERS HAVE A CAPS LOCK HAL FETISH. STILL SOMEWHAT HUMOROUS. I'D REALLY LIKE TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME OF YOU SO I COULD WRING YOUR FUCKING FAT FUCKING DIRTY NECK. YOU MOTHER FUCKERS ARE NOTHING. YOU ONLY WISH YOU WERE THE REAL CAPS LOCK HAL. TRASH MOTHER FUCKERS YOU ARE.
BuckWild- April 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm
Hey Shanky !

Red Dragons !
TheMauler- April 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Go tshirt guy!!! Don't understand why people rag on affliction. He is a complete fan of the sport trying to put on good shows with good match ups. While everyone is missing pride, this dude uses his resources to try to recreate it. He did say on inside mma prior to affliction 2 that he was planning to step in the ring again, so i can see through the journalistic naysaying
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm
JESUS, I'M SO SICK OF THESE WANNABES WHO KEEP COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK. WHY CAN'T TOM ATENCIO MAN UP AND FIGHT ROB BROWNING ALREADY? ROB HAS BEEN CALLING HIS ASS OUT FOR DAYS, THAT LITTLE BITCH. REMINDS ME OF WHEN MY DAD PISSED IN THE KIDDIE POOL WHEN MY NEIGHBORS DAUGHTER WAS IN IT AND THE NEIGHBOR STEVE CAME OVER TO HAVE SOME WORDS. MY DAD HAL SR. COLD COCKED HIS STUPID MONKEY FIGHTING ASS AND WE ALL HAD A GOOD LAUGH. DEAR LORD WHY ARE ALL THESE MMA BITCHES COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK?
Crowded Right Testicle- April 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm
I don't feel so good.
Crowded Right Testicle- April 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm
Amen, brother.
SegregateTheGingersNow!!!- April 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm
Somebody piss on this fucking turd. Do it quickly so we can flush him. He is the swollen and badly infected left testicle of MMA and his clothing is fucking gay.
fedor a million ankles- April 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Atencio is 42? He's a motherfuckin' wannabe whether he believes it or not.
My Fight Wiffa Cheeto- April 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Rizzo vs. Yvel?

Did anyone watch the Countdown to UFC 97? You did? Ok well did you see how freakin' haggard Rizzo looks these days?
Anonymous- April 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Atencio is 42!?!?!
Lek- April 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm
I think that is awesome for Tom, and pretty cool for mma (though if he gets smashed it will be kind of funny too).
Anonymous- April 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm
Throw him on the Silvia-Mercer card instead.
DDT- April 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm
Openly gay professional MMA fighter, interesting.
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