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Default former THQ employee's take on THQ suing EA and ZUFFA over rights to the UFC

From MiddleEasy.com (by Nick Robertson):
So it looks like my former employer, THQ, is still lingering around trying to scrape together whatever dollars they can in the wake of their bankruptcy. The latest news is that THQ is suing EA and Zuffa over the way that the UFC license acquisition went down last year.

From MMAPayout:
According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware , Bankrupt video game maker THQ is suing Zuffa and Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) stating that EA had informed Zuffa of THQs shaky finances as EA and Zuffa worked together to so that EA could acquire the license to UFC video games. The Complaint was filed last Friday.

The issue goes back to 2006 when EA expressed interest in acquiring the UFC video game franchise from Zuffa. However, court documents stated that, EA made what Zuffa considered to be an insultingly low offer for the UFC video game rights and was rejected.

In 2009, THQ developed UFC 2009 Undisputed and it was a success selling over 3.5 million units. Despite the success two years prior, THQs finances declined in 2011 and the company determined that it would be unable to support its projects including the next games in the UFC franchise.

In 2011, THQ and EA discussed a potential sale of THQ as a whole to EA. According to court documents, THQ provided EA internal financial information including detailed sales and revenue figures for the UFC Franchise, and projected marketing expenditures on the next UFC Franchise game. Despite ini