Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
In the UFC, that is not the case. Dana is threatening to blacklist anybody who gets involved in the EA game, even if they are not already in the UFC, that is beyond the pale, and an obvious bully tactic.
Since we cleared the other issue up, I'll just discuss this....
I think EA could actually SUE if there were an actual occurrence of this practice happening. They could probably get this into court with some sort of anti-trust suit for limiting competition in a certain market.
What he probably CAN do, more than probably actually, is to not license anything UFC to EA. The UFC does not OWN the fighters, and unless there is some stipulation in their contracts, or the THQ licensing/contracts, the fighters can do what they want and call Dana's bluff.
I think he'd actually do it, so I don't think I can call it a bluff. If he did that, he'd be hurting the UFC more than he thins.