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"A promotion that has Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya as an associate, and that might be making ties with HBO television, it is far from collapsing. Affliction has one of the richest men in the world and with a super cable network like HBO, it won’t finish. That’s a lie. The event will still last a long time."
Current Affliction mercenary and former PRIDE FC light heavyweight standout Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (16-3) remains vehemently optimistic about the future of Affliction, despite inside talk that a third event from "The T-shirt guys" could be their last. Affliction Veep Tom Atencio plans to hold a show sometime in summer 2009; however, will not commit to a firm date, location or venue because nothing is official at this time. In the interim, Lil' Nog will battle Dion Staring on May 9th at 'Jungle Fight' from his home turf in Brazil.