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MMA Quick Quote: No shirts, no shoes, no service

"You’ve (expletive) with the wrong guy."

-- Affliction co-founder Todd Beard has less-than-kind words for Lorenzo Fertitta and the rest of the UFC brass after a partnership meeting between UFC and Affliction executives took place on September 26 according to A deal was proposed to allow Affliction back into the UFC as a major clothing sponsor (after banning them in January of 2008 for trying to promote MMA shows) with the agreement that Affliction would cease operations as a fight promoter and make available for purchase select contracts from their talent roster. Negotiations came to a screeching halt however after Affliction’s co-promotion with EliteXC’s "Heat" on October 4 and the subsequent licensing deals with UFC champions Randy Couture and Georges St. Pierre irritated the UFC.

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