Rumors began to swirl yesterday that Affliction would soon be closing its MMA promotion and was actively seeking a deal with UFC parent company Zuffa. Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio quickly denied the rumors in an appearance last night on Hardcore Sports Radio.
“The rumors are just that, rumors, they’re not true, there’s no truth to it,” said Atencio. “I have Donald Trump behind me. I have Golden Boy Promotions behind me. I have M-1. Where are we going?…I’m not going under. It’s not going to happen.”
Atencio added that the promotion is actively planning its third event, which is expected to take place in July or August.