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Affliction Cancels 'Trilogy' Event

Nope, no replacement for Fedor.

Affliction has opted instead to cancel the entire "Trilogy" card scheduled for Aug. 1 in Anaheim, Calif., according to a press release.

"Finding an opponent for the No. 1 ranked MMA heavy weight 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," Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment, said in a statement. "But in the end, we just didn't have enough time to promote a new fight to our standards."


As first reported by SI.com, Atencio began making calls Friday morning to alert fighters of the cancellation.

The card took a major hit when main eventer Josh Barnett tested positive for steroids and was not licensed to fight Fedor Emelianenko. Affliction had said it would find a replacement and the card will continue on, but that decision has apparently changed.

It is unknown as of yet whether "Trilogy" will be rescheduled.