Michael Cohen Named COO of Affliction

Jun 10, 2008
Michael Cohen Named COO of Affliction Entertainment

"Affliction Banned" PPV show July 19 in Anaheim

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (June 10, 2008) - Last week at a press conference in New York City, Affliction, the premier fashion label for men who love hard rock and fast living, announced its partnership with Donald J. Trump. Today, Michael D. Cohen, Executive Vice President & Special Counsel to Mr. Trump, was named Chief Operating Officer for Affliction Entertainment.

Affliction and The Trump Organization, in association with Roy Englebrecht Events, will present their entry into the world of professional mixed-martial-arts (MMA) with its first event, "Affliction Banned," scheduled for July 19, 2008 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

"I'm extremely honored to serve as COO for Affliction Entertainment," Mr. Cohen said. "MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and I've been a tremendous fan for years. I can assure everyone - fans watching on pay-per-view and those in attendance from all over the world - that our upcoming pay-per-view show will be the greatest MMA night ever. I'm nearly speechless knowing Mr. Trump and Affliction have the trust in me for an event that features the greatest assembly of MMA fighters for one show in MMA history. This is like having Ali, Frazier, Tyson, Holyfield and other top heavyweights all on the same boxing card. It's unprecedented and will revolutionize the way MMA fans view this sport."

The star-studded "Affliction Banned" will be headlined by the much-anticipated return of Russian heavyweight superstar and former undisputed PRIDE® champion Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko (27-1) in association with M-1, against former 2-time UFC® heavyweight title-holder Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia (24-4).

"Affliction Banned" will be distributed on Pay-Per-View and air live (9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT) on cable and satellite in the USA and Canada via iN DEMAND, TVN, Shaw Communications, Viewer's Choice Canada, DirecTV, DISH Network, Bell ExpressVue and Star Choice for a suggested retail price of $39.95.

Tickets for "Affliction Banned" range between $50.00 and $1,000.00, and are on sale at the Honda Center box office and also online at Ticketmaster.com.

Official "Affliction Banned" event shirt is on sale now at: http://www.afflictionclothingstore.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_2&products_id=900

To download all video, photos and PR-related media go to: http://www.afflictionbanned.com/media.html

Affliction
Already a mainstay for the most elite athletes, heaviest bands, A-listers and the fashion conscious, Affliction Clothing's ability to set the bar high in fashion is evident in its collection's indulgence of style and design, focus on quality, and its trademark series of divinely executed, dark and powerful themes. (www.afflictionclothing.com)

The Trump Organization
The Trump Organization encompasses global real estate development and global licensing, sales and marketing, property management, golf course development, entertainment, entertainment and product licensing, brand development, as well as restaurants and event planning. Donald J. Trump is the Chairman and President of the Trump Organization, a privately held company in New York. (www.Trump.com)
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