Affliction had a press conference in New York on Wednesday and as usual Ariel Helwani has all the relevant video interviews. Not a whole bunch of ground breaking news by any means but the videos are entertaining watches. Above, Josh Barnett makes his case for Megumi Fujii as #1 pound for pound female fighter. He might be right, but I’m just not happy with the level of competition she’s gotten lately – a bunch of MMA virgins and a half dead Cindy Hales.
After the jump, Tom Atencio claims that rumors of Affliction competing with UFC 100 were ‘just rumors’, and then follows it up by saying ‘sometimes you just have to poke the bear’ – is he admitting the whole thing was just a publicity stunt? Gegard Mousasi’s ego continues to grow as he shares his desire to become a heavyweight boxing champ in addition to conquering the MMA world. If this keeps up he’s going to hit critical mass and explode like Tetsuo at the end of Akira. Mark Cuban also shows up looking like he needs to hit the gym, or is that just what necks do when you get older? And last but not least, another boring translated Fedor interview where he doesn’t say anything new or interesting. Enjoy!