This is news that Affliction should be absolutely embarrassed to announce: Josh Barnett's opponent on the Affliction: Day of Reckoning card will be Gilbert Yvel. If you've never seen Yvel, here he is getting interviewed after a fight last year:
Yvel is a totally worthless opponent for Barnett. He's not one of the 50 best heavyweights in the world, and it's absurd for him to be fighting a Top 5 heavyweight like Barnett. I would rather watch Tim Sylvia vs. Ken Shamrock than Gilbert Yvel vs. Josh Barnett.
Yesterday I said I thought Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland is a good fight for the Day of Reckoning card, which is headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski. But if Barnett vs. Yvel is the best Affliction can do for the No. 2 fight on the card, maybe Day of Reckoning needs to be called off.
Embarrassing: Gilbert Yvel vs. Josh Barnett on Affliction: Day of Reckoning Undercard originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Wed, 03 Dec 2008 09:58:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.