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Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Positive

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2009/07/22 15:26:13 (permalink)

Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Positive

With just 10 days remaining until the long-awaited heavyweight matchup, the "Affliction: Trilogy" main event between Fedor Emelianenko (30-1) and Josh Barnett (24-5) is likely to be scrapped.

Barnett is unlikely to be licensed by the California State Athletic Commission after potentially failing a drug test, as first reported by Sherdog.

Barnett, who reportedly denied any usage, could be replaced by Vitor Belfort (18-8) at the event, which takes place Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 16:11:35 (permalink)
    What a shame, this was the fight i couldnt wait to see! Damn you Barnett

    Doesnt make sense putting a middleweight in, Belfort will be walking around 200/205lbs now so still a big disadvantage on him. Fedor will destroy him soon as it hits the ground but Belforts hands can smash any fighter out there to pieces so he got a slim chance of pulling off an upset.

    When not move up Gilbert Yvel or bring in someone like Monson. Brett Rogers hasnt got a scheduled  fight after Overeem is injured so he would make an entertaining fight and has become a big name after KO'ing Arlovski
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 17:04:54 (permalink)
    What a fcuk up. Barnett was a top 5 HW and the fight was a great opportunity for Fedor to shut up the Lesner fanboys.

    Now whos Fedor going to fight? Vitor? Vitor would get destroyed.
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 17:38:05 (permalink)
    Also talk of Bobby Lashley getting a shot but he's reluctant to take a fight like this at 11 days notice, can't say I blame him although he would be in a no loss situation.
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 17:56:04 (permalink)
    Stick Lesner in with him!


    Where can I watch the fight btw?

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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 18:33:53 (permalink)
    vitor belfort wft!!  hes gonna get smashed, not a very fair fight at all!!
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 19:57:22 (permalink)
    WAR VITOR!!!!!
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 20:21:11 (permalink)
    Stick Lesner in with him!

     
    If only it was that simple
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/22 22:34:09 (permalink)
    Ok I hear that this was one of the first out of competition tests the commission has done.

    I expect there to be a lot more failed drug tests from now on, if the use of AAS/Painkillers etc is as rampant in MMA as every other top sport (can't think why not)..
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/23 16:27:24 (permalink)
    badboy007

    Ok I hear that this was one of the first out of competition tests the commission has done.

    I expect there to be a lot more failed drug tests from now on, if the use of AAS/Painkillers etc is as rampant in MMA as every other top sport (can't think why not)..


    yer random drug testing is gonna catch alot of people out



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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/23 16:42:04 (permalink)
    I used to love Vitor belfort but he is a spent force compare to what he uised to be. Dissapointed in Barnett we all know top guys uswe stuff but for gods sake not exactly hard to dupe a drugs test is it. Really gutted would have silenced all the Fedor neigh sayers if he had smashed barnett.

    Fedor via sub or murder late in round 1 or early in round 2. Will be intresting if vitor tries to outbox him or does something unexpected.

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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/23 21:36:40 (permalink)
    Put Arlovski in again..... just make sure he dont try any arial acrobatics..
     
    have no idea who fedor will fight now. Barnett........ U D1CK!!!!!!
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 00:50:44 (permalink)
    Whats point in Arlovski getting a rematch when he just been KO'ed in 25 seconds by Rogers. Better to stick Rogers in against Fedor as he is a very good prospect and undeafeted

    Arlovski is suspended too for 90 days from that KO so wouldnt be able to fight
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 18:15:38 (permalink)
    lol.. totally forgot Arlovski just got KO'd by rogers.
     
    Rogers has potential but he needs to develop yet as a fighter. Vitor has looked good but again he's not big enough at the mo. Everyones in the UFC now.
     
    They need to get fedors ass in there ASAP.
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 18:26:42 (permalink)
    Cancelled apparently.
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 18:51:11 (permalink)
    Yep show cancelled according to reports, might be the end for Affliction. It can't be because of Barnett as he could just as easily been injured and they would've had to find a replacement anyway.
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 18:59:23 (permalink)
    I hope this releases fedor from his contract - if he has to wait for another event , well , we wanna see the dude fight whilst he's still A BEAST !!

    barnett you cock !! blown !!

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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 19:30:48 (permalink)
    Maybe this will force Fedor to the UFC, unless he decides to retreat to Japan (Sengoku or Dream) for big money.

    Think he really needs to be in the UFC now though.

    Barnett must be finished on big promotions in the US now, should've stuck to the peptides rather than masteron!
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 20:33:04 (permalink)
    I'd like to see Fedor fight Strikeforce next month if they can strike a 1 fight deal and then maybe strike a deal with UFC.

    I do however think this is the last chance for the UFC and Fedor to come to kind of deal. There is only Monson, Overeem, Werdum and Rogers out there (outside of the UFC) for challenging Fedor and with 3 of them signed to Strikeforce that looks like the other option from the UFC.
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    Re:Affliction Trilogy Aug 1st: Fedor Vs Vitor Belfort.....Barnett Out Due to Testing Posit 2009/07/24 20:59:41 (permalink)
    Yes, maybe he goes to Strikeforce. A one fight deal would be quite a good idea, but ultimately it's now or never for Fedor and UFC, like you said.

    If Fedor doesn't move to the UFC soon (this year/early next) then I can't see how his career is going to progress tbh.
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