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Friday, July 24, 2009

Affliction Trilogy Canceled

Source - Affliction Entertainment:


Seal Beach, California (July 24, 2009) – The highly anticipated fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett at the Affliction Trilogy MMA show has been canceled. The mega fight was scheduled to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on August 1st. The unforeseen license denial of Josh Barnett gave Affliction limited time to find a replacement and adequately promote the new main event.

“Finding an opponent for the number one ranked MMA heavy weight champion in such a short period of time was a huge endeavor and I’m thrilled at the amount of fighters willing to take on this challenge,” said Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment. “But in the end, we just didn’t have enough time to promote a new fight to our standards.”

Affliction is deeply disappointed that the under card is also canceled through no fault of its own. Affliction stands behind the company’s brands and delivers premium products to the most passionate and loyal customers. Affliction’s first priority is to ensure that all future events live up to the company’s high standards.

Ticket holders for the canceled event should contact Ticketmaster or ticketmaster.com for a refund.

About Affliction Clothing

Recognized around the world for its unique design aesthetic, Affliction Clothing is a lifestyle-driven apparel company catering to consumers who LIVE FAST. After producing its successful first collection of T-shirts, thermals, and hoodies in 2005, Affliction quickly launched a full denim collection. Having gained a reputation for relentlessly pushing the envelope with its highly stylized graphics and powerful imagery, Affliction became a household name when celebrities, rock bands and athletes began religiously wearing it. Artistry and attitude characterize Affliction’s deconstructed, hand-illustrated, custom washed pieces embellished with the finest hardware and finishes. In 2008, Affliction opened their first retail store in Los Angeles, and later that year, their second in Miami. Retail expansion includes the 2009 opening in Las Vegas and Affliction’s first international location in Moscow.