FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since been able to confirm the news through Affliction. Affliction Trilogy has officially been cancelled.
It appears as though Barnett’s testing positive for steroids and the lack of time to promote a replacement opponent for Fedor Emelianenko in the cards main event truly was the icing on the cake for Affliction Trilogy.
“Finding an opponent for the number one ranked MMA heavyweight champion in such a short period of time was a huge endeavor and I’m thrilled at the amount of fighters willing to take on this challenge,” said Affliction VP Tom Atencio in a statement recently released to Five Ounces. “But in the end, we just didn’t have enough time to promote a new fight to our standards.”
There is no news at this time as to whether Affliction plans to reschedule the event for a later date.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com will continue to keep you up to date on this late breaking story.