Tim Ngo of 5thRound.com has an interesting report suggesting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship may have banned popular clothing company Affliction from sponsoring fighters on it’s roster.
Apparently UFC officials may have made the decision based on the fact that Affliction is apparently planning on starting its own mixed martial arts promotion:
It seems as though Affliction wore out its welcome with the UFC as soon as the UFC got wind that Affliction was planning to get into the MMA game themselves.
The word is that the UFC was not happy about Affliction starting their own fighting organization. We currently aren’t sure if Affliction is partnering up with anybody or if they are going about it by themselves, but that was what we were able to confirm with our sources.
Ngo also points out that the last time we saw an Affliction shirt on a fighter was when Georges St. Pierre sported his newest shirt (which I purchased two weeks ago) at UFC 79 last month. No fighters had any Affliction gear on at UFC 80 and I have to say that I can’t recall seeing one at UFC Fight Night 12 on Wednesday night either.
Touch of gloves to our friends at Cage Potato for the find.