"Affliction: Day of Reckoning" rescheduled for later date
“Affliction: Day of Reckoning,” which was supposed to be the second event promoted by Affliction Entertainment, has been rescheduled and will not go on during its originally scheduled Oct. 11 date.
According to one source, Affliction is expected to make a “major announcement” on Saturday that will better clarify the future of the organization, and that a new January fight date could be announced at that time.
Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio could not immediately be reached for comment.
MMAjunkie.com contacted multiple MMA agents who represent fighters on the “Day of Reckoning” card; none had heard of the cancellation when initially contacted. Additionally, tickets for the event can still be purchased.
“Affliction: Day of Reckoning” was scheduled to take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The 11-fight event featured a main event of Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett, and the winner was expected to fight top-ranked heavyweight and WAMMA title-holder Fedor Emelianenko at a future Affliction event.
People only have so much disposable income.
So, it goes from October, the same month as UFC 89 which is to air on Spike TV for free, meaning they would have gotten the full domination on pay per view, to January, a month after Randy Couture vs Brock Lesnar (UFC 91 in December) and the same month as BJ Penn vs GSP (UFC 92), so this move will only hurt them more