Quick Pic: Dana White adds Affliction’s R.I.P date to his Tombstone, turns down buyout of their contracts
The picture seen above is a Tombstone Dana White keeps in his office of all the promotions that have gone out of business over the years he has run Zuffa. The IFL, EliteXC and now Affliction will be on there as well.
According to a Yahoo! Sports Dana White turned down the right to buyout Affliction’s fighter contracts only days before UFC 100.
“I told him, ‘I hope you idiots stay in business.’ We had a record year in 2007. We had a record year in 2008. And we’re going to have an even bigger record year in 2009. I said, ‘I hope you … stay around in 2010 and burn every dollar you have.’ What they do is of no concern to me.”
So now Dana will put July 24, 2009 on his Tombstone for all to see.