First Fedor Emelianenko was supposed to fight Josh Barnett, then both sides “mutually” agreed that right now isn’t the best time for that fight to take place. Then Affliction Entertainment VP, Tom Atencio, all but confirmed an Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski fight for sometime in January. Now it seems as though Affliction is holding off on that fight.
Atencio recently told the media that Affliction is looking into Emelianenko facing either Barnett or Arlovski and that nothing has yet to be signed, even the event location and date is still up in the air for Affliction’s second event “Day of Reckoning”.
Affliction has been on-and-off since postponing their October 11th event due to lack of ticket sales. Rumored dates for the next event have been scrapped as Atencio does not want to say anything until everything is signed.