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A bunch of UFC fighters aren’t in the new UFC game

It certainly represents a low point in a fighter’s career when he is cut from a video game. On Friday, over a dozen fighters learned that they will no longer be receiving the grand sum of zero dollars from the generous Zuffa sign-or-die likeness “agreement” because they have been deleted from the newest version of UFC’s video game. The list of lightweight and light heavyweight fighters cut from UFC Undisputed 3 appeared on BloodyElbow: Caol Uno, Keith Jardine, Cole Miller, Krzysztof Soszynski, Luiz Cane, Hermes Franca, Mark Coleman, Jens Pulver, Stephan Bonnar, Joe Lauzon, Steve Cantwell, Kenny Florian, Kurt Pellegrino, Nate Diaz, Spencer Fisher, Terry Etim, and Tyson Griffin.

Some of these changes could have been reasonably expected, such as the removals of Steve Cantwell (participated in a snoozefest with Mike Massenzio at UFC 136), Krzysztof Soszynski (claimed that 85% of all fighters are juicing), and the unanimously-loved Hermes Franca (who recently gave new meaning to his silly, cute clown hair when he was arrested for unlawful sexual penetration of a minor). It’s also nice to see the addition of “The Janitor” Vladimir Matyushenko; rumor has it that up-down-up-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-start unleashes his deadly broomhandle sodomy move.

But it’s hard to understand why some fighters were cut from the game. Nate Diaz’s trouncing of Takanori Gomi was like watching a grown man beat up a kid, although I suppose that in his case, the lack of a double-bird-flip-plus-triangle special move may have caused some frustration on the part of gamers. The biggest WTF of the roster announcements comes as we learn that Joe Lauzon has been taken out of the game and Melvin Guillard added. Joe Lauzon just took out Melvin Guillard in impressive fashion, but I suppose that Melvin’s ballooned-up muscles and baby-shit blonde hair must be more fun to render in polygon form than the computer-nerd-meets-serial-murderer visage of Joe Lauzon.

  • Letibleu

    Im sure this was decided a few months back and the recent cards have no impact on who is where. look for fighters to be added as updates.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    With so little going for it why get rid of fighters who are still fighting for you?  Nate Diaz?  Holy shit.  Just downgrade them to stock anims and cut the texture rez in half.  Ditching a fighter with a name is just dumb.

    And I know they’ve got the new weight classes, but there aren’t too many cats in those classes yet, and they’re tiny.  They’re like 512×512 textures – max.  And it’s a fucking DVD.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    I just hope that Akido Master Steven Seagal is a hidden character in the game.

    Also, is it just me or does the guy getting kicked by Anderson look a lot like Forrest Griffin? That’s a kick to the head and to the nuts.

  • lukustra

    no Florian, Joe, Bonnar, or the polish experiment? wtf?

  • agentsmith

    Mid-level guys like Lauzon and Diaz are bad enough, but Florian?  He’s one of the bigger name fighters, just challenged for the title for the 3rd time, and they pulled HIM from the game?  WTF?

  • glassjawsh

    andy is kicking demian maia

  • steve4192

    Most of the fighters you listed are guys who have changed weight divisions. I’m sure many of them will show up when they release the other weight classes.

  • frickshun

    fricker update: just ate a bowl of strawberries @ the peak of ripeness.

    PS: What the fuck are you guys talking about again?

  • iamphoenix

    addendum: ordered pizza hut as this is my only option to eat right now. chicken alfredo pasta. I better get a fucking fork this time.

  • Reverend Clint

    i bet they will have them as an add on later

  • Letibleu

    Blender + straw. Might need to add water or vodka.

  • Redping

    bonnar and florian? wtf?

  • Danjo

    I’m pissed that Spencer Fisher got cut, actually.

  • CAP

    Those are some pretty big names getting cut. Weird. Especially if they were in the game before it can’t take much to keep them in there.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if you pre-order from Gamestop you can unlock Kimbo Slice or some stupid shit.

  • frickshun

    fricker update: Fuck you Verizon. I’m done paying your exorbitant rates for a cell phone. Hello Virgin Mobile. Please take my $35 a month.

  • G Funk


  • P W

    On the cover, Silva is either:

    A. Pulling off a jumping kick normally not seen outside kung-fu movies.

    B. Fighting a midget of some sort.

    C. Illegally kicking a grounded opponent in the face.


    I don’t know which explanation is more outrageous.

  • G Funk

    Yeah whatever, you’re missing the point of how jewy fricky is. I mean come on, seriously.

  • frickshun


  • iamphoenix

    it looks like the dude is trying to get up and anderson is full on forwardhouse kicking him in the face. illegal move there.

    joan is a virgin mobile.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I can’t believe you cats don’t appreciate the new Pride rules in the game.

  • P W

    Can we wish for knees to the head of a grounded opponent on the cover of UFC Undisputed 4?

  • Reverend Clint

    looks like anderson is fighting sean salmon on the cover

  • frickshun

    ^^Haha!! Frankenberry reference.

  • CAP

    It kinda looks like it could be Cote getting kicked. He’s good at that.