EA Sports MMA Game Gains Fedor, Others

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World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is among the first real-life fighters confirmed to be in EA Sports' upcoming MMA video game, the combatant and publisher jointly announced today.

Exactly how this move will affect Fedor's ongoing negotiations to potentially join the UFC remains unclear, though it's unlikely to be considered a plus as league president Dana White has threatened to ban any fighter from the UFC if they sign with EA.

Gegard Mousasi and Babalu Sobral were also confirmed to appear in the upcoming game, which is slated to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.

From The Chatty
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    July 29, 2009 3:16 PM

    iiiinteresting. I was hopeful that the UFC would sign Fedor soon... but this is another hurdle. Meh!

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      July 29, 2009 3:59 PM

      I'm thinking Fedor just don't like the happy meal and fries'd excuse for an MMA show the UFC has become...then again, it's amazing what people will actually sit and watch these days.

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        July 29, 2009 6:10 PM

        What? UFC has the best fighters and great fights! Its not like guys come from other organizations and cream them or something.

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        July 29, 2009 6:24 PM

        Why exactly is UFC the "happy meal" excuse for MMA? Because they don't allow kicking in the head when people are down? Blame John McCain for that.

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        July 29, 2009 8:09 PM

        What?

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