Report: Fedor Vs. Josh Barnett Not Likely For Affliction 3

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From Dave Carmichael via the Sherdog forums:

I will be reporting on my nightly show tonight and the national show tomorrow evening on CBS that I have spoken with a highly placed source with Affliction who has confirmed the following:

– Affliction is going ahead with plans to have their next show go against UFC 100 in July

– Fedor and Barnett WILL both be on the card, but WILL NOT be fighting each other

– The card will be shown for free in its entirety, network TBA

– No confirmation on whether or not this is the final show for Affliction, but the quote given to me was:

” We arent stupid. We arent bringing a knife to a gun fight. This card will be STACKED from top to bottom.”

When I countered that with that statement made, a ton of pressure will be put on Affliction to find a favorable opponent for Fedor (since it will be a natural letdown that it isnt Barnett), the quote was:

“The fans will have ZERO problem with Fedor's opponent”

In other words, the old “one door closes, another opens” philosophy.

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