Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
This actually has potential to be HUGE for the sport, because EA sports titles already carry a lot of respect in the video game world, and there is still a large amount of talent out there that they could potentially get to be a part of the game. If they get a lot of other non-UFC fighters on board it could help draw more mainstream appeal to the whole sport.
I'm not sure if the UFC signed a multi-year deal with THQ, but I can imagine Dana would be pretty pissed if EA goes and makes a BETTER game that does not include the UFC name.
They usually carry respect because they have the real teams, etc...
How is EA going to make an MMA game with NO ufc fighters in it?
I don't imagine this game selling very well.
Even if they used every available Strikeforce and Affliction fighter,
its just not as well known.