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THQ VP: There’s Nothing In EA Sports MMA To Entice You To Buy It

EA, which is a very well known company and who makes big sports games, they couldn’t get our license. They were not fans of the UFC, they were not fans of mixed-martial arts–and they decided to change their business plan and became a “me-too” company and create a “me too” fighter. They couldn’t get what they really wanted, so they tried to create a game that would compete with us. We have a lot of respect for them, but there’s nothing in that game that would entice me or anyone I know that’s an MMA fan to buy it. If you want stars, the best organization, the best graphics, you’re going to stick with what you bought last year because this year’s game is even better. And the fact that we didn’t cheat or cut corners in 2010, I think our fans are going to be very happy.
—THQ Executive VP Don Gold, in an interview with , claiming EA Sports MMA can’t compete with UFC Undisputed 2010
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 7:27PM by Jride - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, Miscellaneous
ROthwell Sick With Traveler's Flu, Hopeful For Cro Cop Rematch At 115
One of Ben Rothwell's trainers revealed today that the fighter is still in Australia due to "traveler's flu", the illness that forced him off UFC 110, where he was to have faced Mirko Cro Cop. Rothwell had severe digestive problems not related to foodborne illnesses. His camp hopes a rematch can happen at UFC 115 in Vancouver.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 4:34PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Mir Wants Brock Lesnar to Die in the Octagon
*this is a follow up to what i posted a lil bit back..this is the full story unlike before where i had only one line of the interview.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 3:42PM by RhythmAndStyle - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Life as champ much the same for WEC 47 headliner Brian Bowles
Despite winning World Extreme Cagefighting's bantamweight title and dethroning a former champ who was also the world's top-ranked 135-pounder, life hasn't changed much for Brian Bowles.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 3:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Wanderlei Says Preparation Key To His Rebirth
"This victory is very, very important for me at this point in my career," Silva said when talking about the importance of the fight. "The UFC is the best event in the world, every fight here is tough. Bisping was a great opponent tonight, other guys come to fight in the UFC, all guys are tough guys."
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:25PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Hardy: Koscheck and Fitch had their chance against GSP -- and they got beat up
"[Koscheck's] just bitching because I’m in this position and he’s not. There are a lot of guys out there and I know Jon Fitch said a few things the other day as well. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion and I’m sure those guys feel like they’re in a better position than me to contend for the belt, but they don’t know me and they don’t know what experience I’ve got and the fights I’ve come through to get to this stage."
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:21PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hashi Wants To Crush Kaufman To Win Title
"I've had a dream of fighting in the world title fight for a long, long time, and finally, I can be in that stage. So what I have to do now is to use my own strength to get my dream, that belt, around my waist. I will carry not only just the Rising Sun on my shoulder, but also everything about my life, that is how I am going to fight. Also I am going to fight with a pride where every women's MMA fighters in the world can be proud of our sport."
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:19PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
"UFC Prelims" To Return For 111, 2 Fights To Air
After a break of sorts for last weekend's UFC 110, Spike's "UFC Prelims" series will return next month for UFC 111. The 3rd of 10 planned shows this year will feature Matt Brown vs. Ricardo Almeida and Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham live one hour before the 111 PPV begins.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 12:04PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Volkmann To LW, Faces Torres At UFN 21
Although no official announcement has been made by UFC, Jakob Volkmann announced over the weekend that he is dropping from Welterweight to Lightweight and will face Ronys Torres at UFC Fight Night 21 in March. Volkmann is 0-2 in UFC so this really is a must-win for him.
Submitted Feb 22, 2010 10:19AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lawson vs. Phillips headlines Feb. 26 Strikeforce Challengers VI preliminary card
Although heavy on amateurs bouts, the un-aired portion of the Feb. 26 show features a solid middleweight pro bout between Eric Lawson (9-2 MMA, 5-0 SF) and Wayne Phillips (3-3 MMA, 0-0 SF), Strikeforce officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 2:33PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Cain Velasquez looks forward to 'bigger' things after stopping Minotauro Nogueira at UFC 110
"I knew it was going to happen, all that hard work, this is where I want to be. I want to be the best, fight the best and hold that title one day. That's the whole reason I got into this sport. A lot of bigger things are going to happen for me..... You put months and months of hard work into 15 minutes."
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 110: The quiet ascension of Ryan Bader
"Keith Jardine was a step up in competition, a welcomed one," said the still-perfect Bader. "Coming off 'The Ultimate Fighter' and winning that, I just thought I was starting over at the bottom and just trying to work my way to the top."
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:54PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hero Of The Day, Sotiropoulos Happy To Be In Mix
For George Sotiropoulos it brought out the best fighter he's ever been in the UFC. He dominated former top ranked lightweight contender Joe Stevenson en route to a three-round decision in his home country of Australia.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:51PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Melbourne Likely Next Stop For UFC In Australia
“If you’ve ever known how we do it, when we come in and we’re as successful as we were in this market, we make it an annual event, so we’ll be coming back here obviously,” UFC president Dana White to the media at the UFC 110 post-fight press conference in Sydney.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:43PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wanderlei, Akiyama Want to Meet
“Akiyama wants to fight Wanderlei very bad,” said White. “It’s a big fight that he wants. We offered him another fight and he said he wants Wanderlei.” White said he’d wait for the battling Brazilian to heal before discussing the bout, but Silva left little to contemplate, stating later that he’d also like to face the ethnic Korean in his next bout.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 12:41PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: By beating "best heavyweight of all time" Velasquez title fight standby
With a dominating victory over what he called "probably the best heavyweight of all time," UFC president Dana White has reiterated an earlier promise and said UFC 110 main-event winner Cain Velasquez is on standby for a title shot. If the winner of next month's UFC 111 interim-title fight between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin is injured or sidelined, Velasquez instead gets the title with champion Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 11:39AM by RyanC - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says title talk premature, but George Sotiropolous "in the mix"
It was, perhaps, to be expected. After native son George Sotiropoulos (12-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) turned in the fight of his life against the highly respected Joe Stevenson (31-11 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia, the local media immediately wanted to know what the local boy's chances were for a shot at the title. UFC president Dana White let the Australian media know to tap the brakes on that discussion, but he did say Sotiropoulos had definitely carved out a spot in the lightweight title picture with the one-sided unanimous decision win.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 11:37AM by RyanC - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 110 Bonuses: Sotiropolous, Stevenson, Velasquez and Lytle earn $50K awards
George Sotiropoulos, Joe Stevenson, Cain Velasquez and Chris Lytle each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday's "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" event. Sotiropoulos and Stevenson took home "Fight of the Night" honors, Velasquez earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, and Lytle picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus at the Feb. 20 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 9:09AM by RyanC - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 110's reported attendance qualifies as highest ever for UFC outside North America
While the UFC's first-ever trip to Australia certainly delivered on in-cage action, "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez" didn't do too bad at the box office, either. At the UFC 110 post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White said the event drew 17,831 attendees to Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, for a reported $2.5 million gate.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:42AM by RyanC - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cro Cop believes he is still among UFC elite, likely to face Rothwell next
While it certainly wasn't quite vintage "Cro Cop" at UFC 110, Mirko Filipovic's second-round TKO over late-replacement Anthony Perosh (10-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) did get the Croatian back in the win column.
Submitted Feb 21, 2010 8:39AM by RyanC - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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