I hear that all mma managers were informed that if any of their clients not currently under contract with the UFC..... sign to be a part of the EA game.......the will forever be banned for fighting in the UFC.
Fighter Manager Ken Pavia Confirms:
It's true. And they told me want the word out.
This comes after EA made this recent announcement:
When asked about fighters such as UFC star Lyoto Machida, Moore added: Machida? A great fighter. Theres plenty of great fighters that have their image rights, and well start announcing fighters pretty soon.
Although no official announcements of fighters for EA Sports MMA have been made, several leaks have indicated that top fighters not locked into the UFC are indeed stepping up and signing for Electronic Arts title, which is due out in 2010 and developed by EA Tiburon.
A tour schedule around E3 indicated that notable Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko was taking place in a photoshoot for the EA title, alongside colleague Gegard Mousasi.
In addition, famous ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia recently said in a radio interview that both he and notable former UFC star Randy Couture have signed up for the Electronic Arts game. None of these signings have yet been confirmed by Electronic Arts.