Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed martial art promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. The company was founded in 1993.
Affliction was a mixed martial art promotion company owned by Affliction Clothing. It was founded in July 2009.
Affliction started off as a fashion line apparel company, and it sponsored UFC before branching as a mixed martial art promotion company. This created competition with UFC in the mixed martial art market.
UFC uses a cage structure while Affliction used an actual ring as the ring design.
In July 2009, Affliction officially exited the mixed martial art business.
UFC has been in existence long before Affliction ventured into promoting mixed martial art.
The UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is a promotional company that has managed to claim a significant portion of the MMA global market. Affliction has branched out as an independent promotional company on the same footing as UFC.
Affliction demonstrated that it could compete with UFC by sponsoring a highly praised match between two of the greatest names in the MMA heavyweight category. These men were named Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia. The match was named Banned, a pay per view show staged at Anaheim Honda Center in 2008.
Affliction enlisted help from Donald Trump to be a significant shareholder of the company for the agenda of obtaining more funds. Competing with UFC, Affliction snatched up their best fighters. The ring designed by UFC is a popular cage structure, while the newer Affliction ring is an actual ring, not a stage.