According to MMAWeekly, the newly formed Affliction Entertainment named Trump Vice President Michael D. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Affliction Entertainment.
“Iâ€™m extremely honored to serve as COO for Affliction Entertainment…MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and Iâ€™ve been a tremendous fan for years. I can assure everyone â€“ fans watching on pay-per-view and those in attendance from all over the world â€“ that our upcoming pay-per-view show will be the greatest MMA night ever. Iâ€™m nearly speechless knowing Mr. Trump and Affliction have the trust in me for an event that features the greatest assembly of MMA fighters for one show in MMA history. This is like having Ali, Frazier, Tyson, Holyfield and other top heavyweights all on the same boxing card. Itâ€™s unprecedented and will revolutionize the way MMA fans view this sport.â€
“Affliction Banned” is set to debut July 19th from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Headlining the card is top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko taking on former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo
Ben Rothwell vs. Andrei Arlovski
Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Nascimento
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Vernon White
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Mike Whitehead
- martin fedor coo