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Tom Atencio Resurfaces as a Host

Remember when Tom Atencio was one of the most talked about men in MMA? It was only a few short months ago that the former vice president of Affliction Entertainment's name was consistently in the news for either announcing a big fight, calling out Dana White, or his own fight career.

But since the demise of Affliction Entertainment last summer, Atencio has kept a very low profile. That is until he recently resurfaced as a on camera host for Affliction's online videos.

Atencio was recently featured in videos with Georges St-Pierre and Wanderlei Silva:

I spoke to the 43-year-old recently, who still works behind the scenes for Affliction, and asked if he missed promoting MMA:

"Of course I do -- it was great. There's nothing like being in the forefront, and I don't care what anybody says, when people recognize you, it's a great feeling. When people know what you do and follow you, it's a great feeling. They still do, it's just not as obvious, I guess you can say. It was a great ride, and I couldn't have asked for a better situation."

As for building on his 2-0 fighting career, Atencio all but said his days of competing in MMA were over.

"[I'm] probably not [going to fight again], to be honest," he said. "But you never know. I mean, I love this industry, I love this sport. I had nothing to prove -- I did it just for myself."

Well, from the looks of his recent training video with Silva, it seems like Atencio hasn't fully gotten the fighting bug out of his system.

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