Josh Barnett, Sean Sherk, and John Howard on Inside MMA (4-2-10) *VIDEO*

Josh Barnett, John “Doomsday” Howard, and Sean Sherk join Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice on this week’s edition of Inside MMA. Barnett addresses the steroid allegations as well as Tom Atencio’s statement saying he was the cause of Affliction’s demise. Barnett denies he was the cause of Affliction’s failure and denies any wrong doing with … Read more

Carlos Newton vs. Shonie Carter in W1 main event on Oct. 10

Only one day left until the biggest fight in Gatineau history takes place as two legends collide on Canadian soil. Former UFC Welterweight Champion, CARLOS ‘THE RONIN’ NEWTON takes on the iconic ‘MR. INTERNATIONAL’ SHONIE CARTER for the W1 WELTERWEIGHT TITLE.

On Saturday October 10th, the Robert Guertin Arena will be home for W1: HIGH VOLTAGE with TWO TITLE FIGHTS. In addition to the Newton vs. Carter classic battle, REMI ‘BAM BAM’ MORVAN will put his undefeated record on the line against ADRIAN ‘THE BULLY’ WOOLEY for the W1 BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE.

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THE INFO episode 26: featuring MMA Junkie Radio’s Gorgeous George

After going on nearly a one month hiatus, Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine returned to the PRO MMA ( air waves for an hour and a half long edition of THE INFO. The boys from the Bay were joined by MMA Junkie Radio’s Gorgeous George. Matt and Eddie talked to George about … Read more

No Fedor fight – “Affliction: Trilogy” cancelled

PRO MMA ( has been notified that in the wake of Affliction’s number one heavyweight contender, Josh Barnett, testing positive for a banned substance, Affliction Entertainment has cancelled their August 1st “Trilogy” PPV card.

Although numerous fighters stepped up, including Vitor Belfort, Brett Rogers, and Jeff Monson, vying to replace Barnett on short notice, Affliction’s upper management did not feel as if they had enough time to find and properly promote any replacement for such a huge fight on such short notice.

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Tom Atencio does damage control on “Affliction: Trilogy” conference call

The “Affliction: Trilogy” media conference call that took place today went from a call that was originally supposed to have various fighters talking about their upcoming Aug. 1 fights to Affliction Entertainment Vice President Tom Atencio fielding questions regarding yesterday’s breaking news that one of their headlining fighters had tested positive for a banned substance and would not be allowed to fight.

Atencio spent roughly 20 minutes doing damage control and assuring reporters that he was doing everything in his power to find a suitable replacement for Josh Barnett to fight WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko.

Tom Atencio – Affliction: Trilogy conference call

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Strikeforce fighters a possibility for Affliction Trilogy main event

During today’s conference call Affliction’s Tom Atencio confirmed that a Strikeforce fighter could replace Josh Barnett against Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction Trilogy. When asked about Strikeforce fighters, Tom Atencio said, “we do work with Strikeforce, we definitely share fighters, so we’re definitely talking to them.”

This announcement makes several potential opponents available for the job. Fabricio Werdum whose opponent, Alistair Overeem, recently pulled out and Brett Rogers would be the leading candidates to replace Josh Barnett.

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Yvel to face Buentello at “Affliction: Trilogy”

According to VP of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio, the winner of the Pedro Rizzo (16-9) vs. Gilbert Yvel (36-13-1) fight at this past weekend’s “Ultimate Chaos” event was to be rewarded with a fight against Paul Buentello (27-10) at “Affliction: Trilogy” on Aug. 1.

Yvel ended up defeating Rizzo on Sat., June 27, in dramatic knockout fashion that left the former UFC heavyweight contender unconscious on the canvas just 2:10 into the first round. Yvel confirmed in his post-fight interview that he indeed would now be facing Buentello.

Buentello was originally scheduled to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia at the “Trilogy” event. However, Sylvia was pulled from the fight for precautionary reasons after he received a brutal knockout at the hands of professional boxer Ray “Merciless” Mercer.

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“Ultimate Chaos” fight videos

Here are a few of the high profile fights from Saturday night’s “Ultimate Chaos” event in Biloxi, Miss. First up is the main event between Bob “The Beast” Sapp and Bobby Lashley, then Pedro Rizzo vs. Gilbert Yvel, and finally the “Fight of the Night” between Tom Atencio and Randy Hedderick. Atencio is no f*ck*ng joke!

Bob Sapp vs. Bobby Lashley

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