Dan Severn willing to step in for Josh Barnett:
by James Royale
With Josh Barnett (24 – 5 – 0) sidelined in his scheduled bout against Fedor Emelianenko due to failing a pre-fight drug test carried out by the CSAC the main event is seemingly in jeopardy. Affliction is actively searching for a suitable replacement to fill the slot in time for the Affliction Trilogy card set to take place on August 1st. Amongst the rumoured names supposedly in talks with Affliction to fill the vacancy – it is likely Vitor Belfort will be moving up to face Fedor, however UFC veteran Dan 'The Beast' Severn voiced his interest in stepping in for Barnett despite on such short notice;
“It's a shame that this has happened but I am willing to step in if I'm given the call” said Severn
“I think it would make for an entertaining fight as well and I know its something the fans would like to see too."