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Vernon White off card for Affliction: Banned

A planned light heavyweight bout between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and former UFC veteran Vernon “Tiger” White that was set to take place at Affliction: Banned on July 19 in Anaheim, Calif. is off, according to a report on MMAjunkie.com.

Nogueira is the twin brother of UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Junkie is reporting that White will not be licensed to fight because he positive for a banned diuretic after a May 31 Xtreme Fighting Association event in Las Vegas.

Nogueira will remain on the card even though a new opponent has not yet been secured. When contacted by Junkie for comment, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio indicated that the promotion is interested in signing Edwin “Babyface” Dewees as a replacement.

Affliction: Banned will air on pay-per-view and is scheduled to be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia for the vacant WAMMA along with heavyweight bouts featuring Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo and Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell.

7 COMMENTS
  • Mike C. says:

    Incredibly weak. I know I’m not anywhere the first guy to say this but Babalu should fight Nogeuira and Dewees should fight Whitehead.

  • cagecenter says:

    Dewees? I didnt think he fought at 205 ? that is def. not a good match up … unless you want to use the EXC model of complete beatdowns

  • cagecenter says:

    Dewees? I didnt think he fought at 205 ? that is def. not a good match up … unless you want to use the EXC model of complete beatdowns

  • Mike C. says:

    #2, He is usually a mid grade 185er. Nogeuria will absolutely destroy him.

  • Sergio G. Hernandez says:

    You said it, Mike.

    I would have as good a chance as Dewees in this situation.

  • Rich S. says:

    well, this totally blows.. i was definitely looking forward to Lil Nog/Tiger White.. but.. at least Lil Nog’s still on the card.. but.. idk.. Lil Nog/Dewees would just be mean..

  • Nate says:

    sucks. Edwin “Babyface” Dewees = not too good either. Vernon is cool also because he has fought almost everyone in MMA (and lost to them, but still).

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