Here’s the deal with this video. Tom Atencio doesn’t come on until 32 minutes in and you have to wait for it to load before you can fast forward to Tom’s segment, so rather than make you wait, here’s his response when asked who Affliction would be partnering with for their third event.

M-1 Global is completely on board. I’m gonna announce something really big pretty soon. I can’t say if it’s going to be three months, six months, nine months down the road, but it’s definitely something that’s going to be big, and it’s definitely going to solidfy our [place] in the industry.

Hmmm…wonder what it could be? TV deal? Who knows, but hopefully it’s better than Dana’s “mind-blowing” announcements, which tend to just, well, blow.

Atencio also mentioned that the Fedor-Barnett fight is closer than it’s ever been, but still not finalized. Still says Affliction isn’t going anywhere, and third event is definitely happening. I hope so, “Day of Reckoning” has been best event this year thus far in my opinion.

HT: MMA Cube