Originally Posted by Clint
Apparently Affliction hasn't come to any sort of agreement with Tito (Who knows why he was claiming that he had already gotten a ground breaking contract). Atencio says they received an offer from Tito but it wasn't reasonable at all
Yea, that is what has been said lately. I will be surprised if any ever actually agree's to pay and give Tito what he wants and thinks he deserves. IMO Tito has better name recognition than anyone else already signed with affliction (AA being next in line)
Originally Posted by POINDEXTER
The match-ups aren't too bad. A pretty large drop in name value and saleability for the casual and newer fans, IMO. Success for this card will be pretty difficult even with the proposed pay cuts that have been mentioned. I'll be watching it and hoping to see some good fights. The Barnett/AA fight should be interesting and seeing Rothwell go to sleep in a crumpled heap somewhere in the ring will be nice.
I actually wasn't all that intrigued with the matchups of the first Affliction card. The names on the card made me want to watch, but who they were fighting really wasn't interesting. It had very predicable outcomes. The only surprise on that whole card was how long it took Fedor to beat Tim. I wanted Tim to win to, but was not surprised when he lost. I just thought it would of taken longer.
This card has fights that are harder to pick. Will Lindland be able to have a controlling decision win? Or will Belfort knock him out or submit him?
AA vs Barnett is hard to choose. Barnett will have the size and probalbe strength advantage. AA will be the better striker, and I think a little more power in the strikes. Will AA's sambo be able to keep him out of trouble on the ground, or will Barnett's wrestling lead him to great GnP and a victory from that or a submission of some sort?
In alot of ways I find the fights on this card more interesting than the first.
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