Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


UFC president: EA doesn't give a #@%! about MMA


2:40 PM on 07.13.2009
UFC president: EA doesn't give a #@%! about MMA photo



Perhaps you've heard, but THQ's UFC Undisputed sold like gangbusters. Hot on the heels of its success, EA Sports announced that it would be headed into the mixed martial arts territory with a game schedule for 2010. But according to outspoken UFC president Dana White "EA doesn't give a [expletive] about mixed martial arts. They made that very clear."

Speaking with MMA Junkie, White say he'd approached the publishing giant in the past, with the hopes of joining games like Madden NFL and NASCAR under the EA Sports label. According to white, EA Sports execs told him that UFC was "not a real sport" and "we wouldn't touch this thing. We want nothing to do with this."

As a result, White's fighting back -- confirming earlier rumors -- saying that any fighter who signs to appear in EA's upcoming MMA title will be blacklisted from UFC.

"I'm at war with them right now," he says. "That's how I look at it." 

Yikes. Note to other gaming outlets: dibs on using EA Sports' face-mapping tech in their upcoming MMA game to make White and Peter Moore fight in a cage. 

[via Kotaku]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Sports

5:30 PM on 04.02.2015
MLB 15 The Show is all about realism

If you've been on the fence about MLB 15 The Show and whether or not it truly represents the splendor and majesty of America's game, then let this video be the deciding factor in your curiosity. Just as in real life, ball boys can be tricky little bastards. If you don't keep your eye on them, then this type of shit happens.more



3:30 PM on 04.01.2015
Now batting, Herb Guy

I'm still playing MLB 15 The Show for our review. Instead of going to my PS3, uploading my Road to the Show shortstop to the Cloud, then importing it into my PS4, I stayed put (they're in different places) and made a new pit...more



10:00 PM on 03.31.2015
Minnesota Timberwolves go old school with Rubio Kart 64

Since Nintendo loves content creators so much, let's keep this Mario Kart 64-inspired video by the Minnesota Timberwolves on the down low. Ricky Rubio must love it, though, because it's going to be the only chance he has to actually win something meaningful. [Via Facebook]more



View all Sports






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more