MMARated.com has learned that the Affliction show scheduled for October 11th has been canceled.
We have put in calls to several members of the Affliction team, including VP Tom Atencio, but have yet to hear back.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
Could Randy Couture have rejoined the UFC at any better of a time?
And the wheels of the UFC machine turn round and round. Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: Sherdog says the event has moved from Las Vegas to California:
The Oct. 11 Affliction event scheduled for the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas has been postponed, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed Wednesday to Sherdog.com.
Affliction contacted Kizer on Wednesday morning to inform him that the event would be moved to a January date at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
In retrospect, running a show in the town that the UFC calls home (and where the Fertitta family has been doing business for years) is probably not the optimal decision.
UPDATE by Kid Nate: MMA Rated talks to Affliction COO Michael D. Cohen:
Michael D. Cohen: At this present moment, I can not give the reason but what I can tell you is that there is going to be a public announcement made and this announcement is truly going to change the world of mixed martial arts. Unlike other similar statements made, the press conference that will be had in the near future will have the affect as I described it.
AH: When will we find out more about this announcement?
MCD: Within two weeks. We are truly hoping that it will be within one week, but the reality is two weeks. MMA fans all around the world will understand the reason for the postponement of the event. And something I want to make clear to all the readers whether it's on MMARated.com or any other website out there: The event has not been cancelled, it's postponed, and the reasons will become very apparent to all.
AH: Is Affliction's next event going to be in January in Anaheim?
MCD: There is an event that we are currently preparing for which will be a January event in Anaheim.
AH: Any specific date?
MCD: Not yet.
AH: So, in other words, this is a great day for Affliction?
MCD: Yes it is.