Affliction lands Arlovski and new equity partner in Donald Trump

Affliction lands Arlovski and new equity partner in Trump

Already listing a who’s who of fighters for their debut card on July 19, Affliction appears to have two more aces up their sleeve.

According to, a press conference slated for Thursday will unveil former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski as the latest addition to the upstart promotion, bringing to fruition his long-rumored bout with Ben Rothwell.

The press conference, scheduled to take place in New York City, will also see the introduction of real estate tycoon Donald Trump as a new equity partner with the promotion.

According to Michael D. Cohen, Executive Vice President of The Trump organization and the Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump, the billionaire will be on hand to announce the signing of Arlovski.

Arlovski’s bout with Rothwell will take place at “Affliction: Banned,” set for July 19 and taking place at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, Calif. The card is headlined by top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia.

While nothing has been confirmed in regards to this appearance, there are rumors circulating that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz may appear at the press conference.

While no details about a possible contract have surfaced, and granted the UFC still has a right of first refusal on his contract, a source told that Affliction is considered a leading candidate for Ortiz.

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