Who Will Fedor Fight Instead of Josh Barnett for Affliction 3?

Fedor beats everybody. Everybody.

Fedor beats everybody. Everybody.

By Garrett Bailey

There have been some reports by various sites with sources telling them that Affliction will counter-program(if you can consider it counter-programming) UFC 100 July 11. That is not even the interesting part, or the let down. Fedor won’t fight Josh Barnett, even though Tom Atencio said that they would. Whatever transpired that made that fight not possible is a huge blow to the counter-programming. I’ve heard that people will watch Affliction 3 because of that fight instead of UFC 100. Now it isn’t happening.

“The fans will have ZERO problem with Fedor’s opponent” says one source from Sherdog.com. Zero problem? Really? They are still promising a stacked card with Tim Sylvia possibly fighting Paul Buentello. But knowing Afflictions history they will be matched against lesser fighters. The chips were thought to be layed on a Fedor/Barnett fight and the odds were a bit more even than they are now. The ground is shaky with Affliction stating that “We aren’t stupid. We aren’t bringing a knife to a gun fight.” It seems they’re bringing a toothpick to a machine gun fight. UFC 100 is huge. 

I like Affliction, and it seems they are suiciding themselves without even knowing it. They can say all they want about sticking around for a long time, but these actions won’t allow them too.

Who will fight Fedor instead of Josh?


2 responses

  1. Wardog

    I still don’t believe they will go head to head against UFC 100. But I haven’t seen anything that makes me believe UFC 100 is going to be this “super card” everyone says it will be. As far as Fedor’s opponent I cannot see who they would put in if its not Barnett. Unless Couture’s contract is done by then, he’s the only HW that would garner interest. Or maybe Lesnar’s contract is up it is only a 4 or 5 fight contract.

    March 22, 2009 at 8:30 am

  2. mmafia

    coutures contract won’t be up by then. he’s fighting big nog ufc 101. i just think it’s a letdown more than anything else. i’m sure than can find a suitable opponent. i just don’t understand why they are back tracking on fedors opponent.

    March 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

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