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    Star Affliction President Tom Atencio Calls Out Dana White to a Boxing Match

    Getting sick and tired of being the butt of most of Dana White's jokes, who mind you willfully bashes anything and everything that is not related to the UFC, Affliction President Tom Atencio has issued a very interesting challenge to the UFC President—a boxing match. While the two used to be good friends a few years back, that all changed when Atencio decided to try his hand at the fight-promotion business, by branching out his clothing company Affliction into the world of MMA fights.

    While the events have been very entertaining, as well as critical successes, profits are a mystery to the curious public, as Atencio won't comment on whether or not he has made any actual money.

    Only time will tell if Affliction can remain afloat in the business of MMA promotion, but no one can fault him for trying to do everything he can to stir the pot. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports, Atencio expressed a challenge to former professional boxer and current UFC President Dana White, while answering a question about current Affliction fighter and former UFC fighter (and champion) Tito Ortiz:

    “Not in a million years,” Atencio said. “That whole Tito thing was never going to happen. I’d love to fight Dana. I’m not a former world champion with a huge record like Tito. I’m a guy who is on par with him. I like to fight and he says he does, so I’d love to fight him.”

    Atencio, of course, referencing the much-hyped and supposedly planned boxing match between ex-manager and former friend Dana White and Tito Ortiz that aired on Spike TV back in 2007. Tito Ortiz of course didn't show up, and why would he? He had nothing to lose, and Dana White was making an effort to make Ortiz look bad, kind of like Atencio is trying to do to White here.

    Will the fight ever happen? No, of course not. Dana White would have nothing to gain, and Tom Atencio would have nothing to lose. Was it a low risk/high reward attempt to create a more advanced rivalry between the two organizations? Most likely. One thing it does is make things more interesting down the line.

    With Affliction's third event reportedly set to take place the same day as UFC's landmark 100th event, it will definitely make things more interesting up to that point. And it makes for some interesting banter between then and now as well.

    Stay tuned.

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    Default Re: Affliction President Tom Atencio Calls Out Dana White to a Boxing Match

    Dana must be tempted. Dana has no problem calling people out.

    Atencio should be saying "do you want to f#cking fight or not?"
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    Claudale, how many times do I have to explain it to you? Dana has no interest what so ever in fighting people. When he calls someone out, it is in a business context. He crushes people financially, not literally with his hands. He has stepped up to face Tito, but that is because that would be a legitimate challenge. Atencio? t-shirt guy? What does Dana want to fight a 150 pound guy for? I date women Atencio's size. A man that size has no business challenging a man over 200 pounds. Atencio should challenge Gina Carano instead. That would be a good match up.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Default Re: Affliction President Tom Atencio Calls Out Dana White to a Boxing Match

    Adolf, if this was Dana challenging someone in boxing or the WWF years ago, I think you'd call it a brilliant business tactic. I love it, the tough guy has to say no to an offered fight against someone who is smaller and not ever close to being ranked. I'm sure Dana doesn't like this much.
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    Default Re: Affliction President Tom Atencio Calls Out Dana White to a Boxing Match

    Adolf I also recall you challenging CAP to a judo match. He's got 50 pounds on you and CAP had no previous judo experience. Were you wrong to do that?
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    It was going to be a friendly competition. I wanted to assess him as an athlete and introduce him to an art he knows nothing about. It was merely a friendly exhibition. I planned on taking him, you, your boys and Scarlet knight to lunch after. Of course there isn't anything wrong with that.
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    Default Re: Affliction President Tom Atencio Calls Out Dana White to a Boxing Match

    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    It was going to be a friendly competition. I wanted to assess him as an athlete and introduce him to an art he knows nothing about. It was merely a friendly exhibition. I planned on taking him, you, your boys and Scarlet knight to lunch after. Of course there isn't anything wrong with that.
    LOL - what a meeting that would have been.
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    F'n Tom Atencio, just call for a jazzerbox off, that will get Dana off his ass!!!
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