Affliction and Golden Boy

February 27, 2008

A busy day in the MMA industry continues with news that Matt Lindland has signed a contract with an unnamed fight promotion. MMAWeekly reports that Affliction is a primary partner in the deal with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions as a partner.

Rumors have been circulating in the industry for several months regarding Affliction’s entry as a promoter, dating back to December when the UFC first flirted with the idea of banning the clothing line from it’s events. The company eventually allowed Georges St. Pierre to wear his signature Affliction shirt at UFC 79, but subsequently banned the label.

In recent weeks speculation has centered on a partnership between Affliction and Golden Boy, predating the latter’s stated interest in MMA.

2 Responses to “Affliction and Golden Boy”

  1. Atencio To Make Announcement Saturday, Possible Golden Boy Deal? | MMA Fight News - MMA News, MMA Gear, MMA Training on September 11th, 2008 3:11 AM

    […] That card is being promoted by Golden Boy and will air on HBO PPV. Affliction and Golden Boy had exploratory talks on possibly working together when Affliction was formulating it’s plans to enter MMA in early […]

  2. Fedor Emelianenko to Fight on January Affliction Card on September 11th, 2008 5:25 PM

    […] That card is being promoted by Golden Boy and will air on HBO PPV. Affliction and Golden Boy had exploratory talks on possibly working together when Affliction was formulating it’s plans to enter MMA in early […]

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