The press conference started off with M-1 Global’s USA Vice-President Jerry Millen announcing that Fedor Emelianenko will be headlining the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Gegard Mousasi will also be in the game according to Millen.
EA’s MMA game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2010 for the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 video game consoles. The characters within the game will consist almost entirely of non-UFC fighters. The exception is former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture who is expected to appear in the game.
From all appearances, EA Sports only decided to get into the MMA game business once they saw how successful UFC’s own THQ-produced video game became.
UFC President Dana White has stated the UFC will not work with any fighters who are involved with the EA Sports game. Randy Couture’s appearance in the EA Sports game is a special case that was settled in court.
By: Jack Bratcher