Barnett suspension an end for Affliction?
In case you haven’t heard, Barnett tested positive for a banned substance. The full story is over at Yahoo, among other places.
The possible replacements don’t seem all that intriguing, either. It looks like Vitor Belfort will take on Fedor instead. Other rumored bouts are against Brett Rogers or Bobby Lashley, neither of whom are ready for Fedor. Truth be told, Belfort probably isn’t in proper shape for Fedor either.
An e-mailer posed a great question when this news came out: is this the final nail in the coffin for Affliction? This upcoming show is the weakest of the three cards they’ve put together and they were relying heavily on Fedor-Barnett. This could be disastrous for the promotion, which was never that successful to begin with.