UFC Purchases Strikeforce.EA UFC MMA possible?

#1 Posted by DrJota (701 posts) -
#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14571 posts) -

I don't know a lot about MMA, but this seems like a big deal. It would be kind of a shame if EA's MMA were to be shut down as a result.

#3 Posted by dabe (299 posts) -

They'll either make one final title for a 2012 release or not bother. Also, THQ have a deal with the UFC until 2015 or some such date, so EA will likely look into other avenues aside from MMA for the future I guess.
 
Unless EA thinks pushing Josh Barnett & Bellator as their off-shoot franchise is a good thing, it's game over time.

#4 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

i found the control scheme in MMA to be fiddly but i agree with JJ it would be a shame if it ends up discontinued because the UFC would have no competition and it would go the way of the WWE games

#5 Posted by dabe (299 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: 
 
It sold like ass anyways. Basically, people were already burnt out from the Undisputed titles and the lack of UFC branding was ultimately quite important. It's all good though, capitalism is all about monopolies, as EA no doubt understand.
#6 Posted by JJWeatherman (14571 posts) -
@dabe said:
" @JJWeatherman:   It sold like ass anyways. Basically, people were already burnt out from the Undisputed titles and the lack of UFC branding was ultimately quite important. It's all good though, capitalism is all about monopolies, as EA no doubt understand. "
I'm still mad about the NFL license.  =P
#7 Posted by DrJota (701 posts) -
@JJWeatherman:
 
@buft said:
" i found the control scheme in MMA to be fiddly but i agree with JJ it would be a shame if it ends up discontinued because the UFC would have no competition and it would go the way of the WWE games "
The only way I could see it working out otherwise would be a situation similar to what happened between the Madden and NFL2K series.The shoe's on the other foot here,sure,but EA could go the route of visual concepts and put out a game full of legends a la All Pro Football 2k8. Although that list would probably be a short one(Gracies,Severn,Frye,Shamrock,Sakuraba.....),the only other option is go with what they did with the latest Fight Night though I doubt that would carry such a recent franchise.In all likelihood,once the present contracts expire that'd be game over.Hopefully there's room for one more...
#8 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Unlikely and I'd hope so but the way Dana was talking, he's rather stick with THQ just to piss off EA Sports for turning him down a few years back.

#9 Edited by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

Are you fucking kidding me, FEDOR AND ALLISTAIR OVEREEM IN THE UFC YESS. 
 
***The companies are still separate but this allows all the fighters from both leagues to fight each other which will definitely happen.***

#10 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" Are you fucking kidding me, FEDOR AND ALLISTAIR OVEREEM IN THE UFC YESS. "
No. Fedor will retire and it's going to be two years before Overeem's contract with Coker expires. I'd be surprised if they even let half the heavyweights into the UFC, they are badasses but Barnett always gets stung with PEDs and even Overeem may be disallowed because of the whole horsemeat thing.
#11 Posted by StaticFalconar (4850 posts) -
@DrJota: If strikeforce had a contract already penned for another MMA game, then the UFC probably shouldn't go back on thier word and there would be at least one more EA MMA game to run the contract out. I personally like the UFC game better since its easier to pick up. 
#12 Edited by p_p_o_d (543 posts) -

the buyout sucks for EA and the MMA sport in general.
 
doesn't the UFC have some kind of 5+ year exclusive deal with THQ?   
 
if UFC own strikeforce then strikeforce cant work with EA anymore because of that deal unless a contract was already in place for multipal games with EA.
  

 
will be fun to see what MMA 2 will be like if it happens.     if the UFC force SF fighters to sign over likeness rights in order to keep there jobs then alot of the fighters in MMA 1 will be cut out of MMA 2 even if they can keep the strikeforce branding in it.

#13 Posted by tunaburn (1891 posts) -

it means nothing. strikeforce is staying its own independant thing. seperate from ufc. do a little more reading.

#14 Posted by MonetaryDread (2181 posts) -
@tunaburn said:
" it means nothing. strikeforce is staying its own independant thing. seperate from ufc. do a little more reading. "
there is no merger going on. Plus, any contracts already in place are sticking around. I'm sure EA has a multi-year contract with strikeforce in place.  I`m sure there is going to be a merger when all the contracts are up though. I know that Dana mentioned that he wants to expand to do more non-ppv shows and I am sure that strikeforce as a name will kick around for that reason. I would love to see overeem in the UFC though.
#15 Posted by DrJota (701 posts) -
@tunaburn: I did,and if you would've done the same,you would've noticed the little part in the text that said that "the company plans to honor all the original contracts and TV deals Strikeforce currently has,at least until they expire".Meaning,correct,no merger at the moment,but later in the article it explains how the plan'll likely be similar to that of the WEC:run some more promotions,and contract fighters under that division,until the deals are done with,then fold it all in.
 
@MonetaryDread: Overeem vs Velasquez would be amazing.I'd pay a left arm to see champ vs champ!
 
@StaticFalconar: I found much the same.The ratio of thrown controllers,however,was about equal. ;-) Bonus points for the drinking Marten.
#16 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

One step closer to getting the Diaz brothers back together in the UFC.

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