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Meltzer: Affliction to partner with Golden Boy

According to the September 11th edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer says that the big Affliction announcement is an affiliation with Golden Boy Promotions.  They exact nature of affliation is uncertain, but at present Golden Boy's role will most likely entail the production aspect of the Affliction's events.  

Dave Meltzer went on to say that he understands that it will be Affliction's responsiblity to make the cards, sign the contracts and pay the fighters.

Of course the big problem for Affliction that this doesn't seem to address is how do they pay the fighters and find a way to become profitable.  It is possible that this deal could involve an additional partnership with HBO that could help address these issues in one of two ways. 

A) An HBO television deal, maybe involving a 24/7 type program 

B) An HBO stake in the promotion involve some financial underwriting

Dave Meltzer also mentioned that Arlovski stands to make a significant amount more for his second fight with Affliction than his first.  As it stood before the "rescheduling" of the show, the payroll for the main event of the Affliction show was 75% of the total payroll of the first show.  That number is unbelievable.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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