Video game publication titan Electronic Arts recently released their latest installment in the UFC video game series. EA Sports UFC 3 hit stores Feb. 2, 2018 and is available on PS4 and XBOX One. With that in mind, it would appear that only a select few of the game’s roster are actually compsensated for the use of their likeness in the game.
EA Sports UFC 3 features a roster chock full of exciting playable characters. From UFC superstar Conor McGregor to UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin, players can take control of some of the most notable members of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
However, many fighters have since been coming forward over social media to reveal that they are not being compensated for the game’s use of their likenesses. Check it out in the social media posts below:
— Nick Baldwin (@NickBaldwinMMA) February 10, 2018
Scum bags im telling u.The ufc is robbing fighters blind and for what?Justice will be fucking served 1 day and i hope im alive to smile at it.Until then ima keep getting better and come back stronger. Other mma leagues should create games too FUCK THAT DO THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO! https://t.co/qjEo9JZ5xf
— Oluwale♚Bamgbose🇳🇬 (@HolyWarAngelMMA) February 11, 2018
What’s disrespectful is that the two guys you beat that are in the game are not paid a penny. https://t.co/9faaiRRaGI
— kajan johnson (@IamRagin) February 11, 2018
Now, after almost 10-years with the UFC, Bellator Tournament participant Roy “Big Country” Nelson reveals that a pair of non MMA fighters who appear in the game, are actually compensated for it.
On The MMA Hour Nelson stated, “Mike Tyson I know, get’s a pretty big cut, and he’s not even an MMA Fighter. Bruce Lee even gets a cut.”
“I heard Curtis Blaydes [was upset about not being in the game], but he shouldn’t be upset. I’d rather have my likeness.”