EA Sports UFC 2 adds Conor McGregor to its cover

Shortly after revealing Ronda Rousey was announced for the cover, EA Sports UFC 2 has added the game's second cover athlete: "The Notorious" Conor McGregor!

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Back in November, EA Sports announced that the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 would feature Ronda Rousey on the game's cover. But EA had promised one more fighter would grace the cover (and it's a good thing, too, because Ronda had a rough few weeks shortly after her cover reveal) for its UFC sequel. And by virtue of his dominant "blink and you'll miss it" performance over Jose Aldo, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has taken that spot.

McGregor has proven to be one of UFC's biggest draws over the past couple of years, putting on total clinics and walloping anyone that's stepped in the Octagon with him. His most recent fight over the weekend with Aldo didn't last long at all, with Aldo rushing into a fierce left hand that instantly dropped him unconscious. EA Sports UFC 2 hopes these cover athletes will draw attention to the new Knockout Physics System, as well as the five new game modes that will be added to the game.

Of course, whether the Madden Curse is extending to other areas of EA Sports franchises is currently being debated, given that Ronda Rousey promptly lost her next fight in devastation fashion after being named to the EA Sports UFC 2 cover. Fans will have to wait for McGregor's next fight to see if curses come in twos. EA Sports UFC 2 is coming in 2016 to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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    December 14, 2015 11:16 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, EA Sports UFC 2 adds Conor McGregor to its cover

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      December 14, 2015 11:17 AM

      Uh oh. He's done for now.

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      December 14, 2015 11:18 AM

      hah, at least they waited until after the big fight to announce the cover.

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        December 14, 2015 11:22 AM

        The idea was to give the spot to whoever won the main event Saturday and that idea was for the best.

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      December 14, 2015 11:28 AM

      EA - fucking over athletes at every possible turn.

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      December 14, 2015 11:33 AM

      EA must be stoked. Everyone know who Connor Mcgregor is, but nobody really knows who Jose Aldo is, even though he's fucking incredible.

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        December 14, 2015 11:40 AM

        I have a strong feeling that EA UFC2 is going to be garbage.

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          December 14, 2015 11:42 AM

          I played the demo for their first UFC game, and it was awful. so while you are possibly right, I'm gonna wait for the demo before I pass final judgement.

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            December 15, 2015 4:52 AM

            I have UFC on ps4, it's pretty cool but I never play it for long as its so fucking hard

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        December 14, 2015 11:48 AM

        Apologies because I do not follow UFC, but if he's so incredible, why was he knocked out in 13 seconds?

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          December 14, 2015 11:52 AM

          Prior to Conor McGregor, he has been the only featherweight champion since the UFC added the weight class in 2010. That's 5 years of not only never being beaten, but by absolutely destroying some rather hardcore dudes in an incredible fashion. There was a great article someone posted here a couple of weeks ago with quotes from other fighters talking about how he destroyed their legs from relentless kicks. The dude is badarse.

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          December 14, 2015 11:52 AM

          Oh, to directly answer your question, it was a flash knockout. They happen.

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            December 14, 2015 11:56 AM

            So he's still a great fighter, but he just got unlucky? Will there be a rematch?

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              December 14, 2015 11:58 AM

              Yeah he got very unlucky. The man can take a punch, as evidenced by previous fights, but that one punch was just right on the button. I can't imagine the UFC not wanting to hype up a rematch immediately.

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                December 14, 2015 10:07 PM

                there won't be a rematch.

                ain't happening for some odd reason.

                we waited an entire FUCKING YEAR for this fight, and it ended in a flash knockout in 13 seconds.

                there isn't going to be a rematch.

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          December 14, 2015 12:00 PM

          He ruled with an iron fist for 6 years in UFC and I think about a year before that when that division was WEC. He was ko'ed in 13 seconds because Conor weather you love him or hate him is a new kind of elite with a grenade in his left hand

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          December 14, 2015 12:13 PM

          if one split second mistake is all it takes to lose then it stands to reason that even the greatest of all time will lose periodically given enough opportunities. No one is perfect.

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      December 14, 2015 11:45 AM

      meh, would have been cooler if it was Ewan McGregor

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      December 14, 2015 2:27 PM

      That ko was like magic, Aldo just dropped