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Trigg Dropped, Readded Over EA Video Game Involvement?

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"The real reason Frank Trigg was dropped from his UFC contract and then quickly undropped? Dana White was furious when he found out Trigg was a part of the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. White had decreed no one who had signed with EA, in competition with his own UFC games, would ever fight for his promotion. "

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This explains a bit.

Post #1   9/25/09 8:29:49AM   

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White had decreed no one who had signed with EA, in competition with his own UFC games, would ever fight for his promotion. "




Except for that one guy...what's his name? Randall Culture? Randolph Counter?

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Post #2   9/25/09 8:32:49AM   

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by Sinister

White had decreed no one who had signed with EA, in competition with his own UFC games, would ever fight for his promotion. "




Except for that one guy...what's his name? Randall Culture? Randolph Counter?




And that fat Russian dude... what's his name?

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drop trigg but keep randy makes sense to play favoritism toward certain fighters

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If Trigg was a huge name Dana wouldn't have dropped him over the game.
I think this is simply a thing were Dana knew he could get Trigg to do exactly what he wanted.

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Cronyism in the UFC... No way... have they no shame.

Post #6   9/25/09 10:46:23AM   

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I don't believe that. Dana should assume that everyone that was not in the UFC when EA announced their game, is in it. Because, really, what fighters aren't.

Those sites that you linked carry no weight with me BTW.

Post #7   9/25/09 10:58:10AM   

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this doesn't bother me, I don't thinkFrank was going to win any fights anyways
put Frank in there with newcomer Jake Ellenberger and Jake comes out with a 1st rd KO

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this is complete bs to me.

EA is making a game about MMA.whats so wrong with that?? dana is so greedy.dude it blows my mind.the sport is MMA NOT UFC.

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Posted by george112

the sport is MMA NOT UFC.




Apparently only to some.

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Posted by george112

this is complete bs to me.

EA is making a game about MMA.whats so wrong with that?? dana is so greedy.dude it blows my mind.the sport is MMA NOT UFC.



That's what happens when negotiations are (apparently/supposedly) one-sided. Someone gets pissed and holds a grudge.

I read a rumor the other day that stated EA could be positioning itself to buy-out THQ. If that's the case, what's going to happen then?

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by george112

this is complete bs to me.

EA is making a game about MMA.whats so wrong with that?? dana is so greedy.dude it blows my mind.the sport is MMA NOT UFC.



That's what happens when negotiations are (apparently/supposedly) one-sided. Someone gets pissed and holds a grudge.

I read a rumor the other day that stated EA could be positioning itself to buy-out THQ. If that's the case, what's going to happen then?




it wouldnt suprise me in the least if dana just stopped making a UFC game.JUST because it would have to admit in a way that he was wrong..very very unlikely.but if it were to happen he would be the cause.

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Posted by george112

it wouldnt suprise me in the least if dana just stopped making a UFC game.JUST because it would have to admit in a way that he was wrong..very very unlikely.but if it were to happen he would be the cause.





In theory I agree, but we all know that Dana will admit he was wrong as long as dollar signs follow.

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Posted by Rush


Posted by george112

it wouldnt suprise me in the least if dana just stopped making a UFC game.JUST because it would have to admit in a way that he was wrong..very very unlikely.but if it were to happen he would be the cause.





In theory I agree, but we all know that Dana will admit he was wrong as long as dollar signs follow.




dont forget the trash talking beforehand.
but your absolutely right

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I'm not sure I belive this because I knew Trigg was going to be on the game if it was that big a deal to dana he would have know. Plus the Randy factor I think the whole thing was a cloud of smoke to keep EA down. Not that it would matter.

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