Thursday, October 23, 2008

Carano/Cyborg Draw Interest

According to Tom Atencio, Affliction is interested in staging the fight between Gina Carano and Cyborg Santos. With EliteXC out of business, there is a void to be filled promoting female fighters. Affliction seems like the natural fit. Signing Carano would be a major move for them. She attracts viewers and is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable fighters in MMA. Hosting female fights would also give Affliction a way to differentiate themselves from the UFC.

In the coming weeks we will see many former EliteXC fighters looking for new homes. Affliction needs to be somewhat cautious. They do not need to sign fighters just because they are available. Their talent pool is already full for a promotion who has still not held a second event. Having extra fighters under contract serves little purpose, unless you put on enough shows to warrant it. I hope they are active, but I also hope they do not get themselves into future financial problems by spending too much money.

3 comments:

Cornu said...

adding the bout Carano vs Cyborg would be a great move of Affliction imo.

Dana White should allow female MMA in the UFC imo. Ok it's a bit early but what if all the best female fighters will sign in other organisations and female MMA becomes even more populare?

chappyd said...

i dont wanna see more than 1 female fight a card. put it on the undercard and if its good show it as a time filler.

Anonymous said...

*Yawn*