Finally, the rumors can stop. MMA Rated is reporting that Donald Trump will announce at tomorrow’s press conference that Andrei Arlovski has signed with Affliction. For weeks we’ve been expecting the announcement that Arlovski will face Ben Rothwell at Affliction’s July 19 event in Anaheim, and while Michael Cohen, Special Counsel to Donald Trump, wouldn’t confirm that just yet, there’s plenty of reason to suspect that this is the case.
Trump is also said to be announcing that he has become an equity partner in the Affliction MMA promotion, and while Cohen wouldn’t say how much of the company Trump owns he did say it was “a significant amount.”
When asked if Trump might help bring Tito Ortiz, who he worked with on The Apprentice, into the fold, Cohen replied:
“Everything that Donald Trump does is the biggest and the best and the “Afflcition: Banned” show will be just that.
Due to the status of the Trump mark, and Donald Trump as a mogul business man, Mr. Trump has received dozens of phone calls from fighters who are interested in joining the Affliction family.”
Well, that clears it up. Hopefully we’ll get more information from tomorrow’s press conference, which is sure to be the biggest and the best. Also, Trump’s breakfast before the event? Also the biggest and the best.