Affliction is taking a few big risks this weekend. First of all they have paid their fighters extremely large guarantees. If the UFC card (which they should have expected) draws enough viewers away. They could lose money. So even if the fights are great, the PPV could be called a failure.
The second problem is that they have put all their eggs in the Fedor basket. The problem with that is that no one knows how good Fedor is. Now before all the PRIDE fanboys jump on me, we know that...