THQ continues to drip feed us roster details for UFC Undisputed 3 (yes, they abandoned the annual designations after no one bought Undisputed 2010). Thus far it’s been interesting not because of who’s in the game – if you assumed most of the guys on the actual UFC roster, you’d be correct – but who isn’t. We’ve already gone through the notable no-showables from the 155 and 205 divisions. Now we get to find out who’s not feeling the love at heavyweight and featherweight.
Most amusing is the exclusion of Chang Sung Jung and Nam Phan. But of course Leonard Garcia is included, which proves his Hypno-Garcia powers of influence work on more than just MMA judges. Tyson Griffin is also missing, which is strange considering he’s been in the UFC for 5 years and is one of the better known guys fighting at 145 now. And I guess Hatsu Hioki is just too new to include, even though half the MMA universe has him pegged as the second best featherweight in the world after Jose Aldo.
As for the Heavyweights, Mark Hunt, Matt Mitrione and Joey Beltran are missing and while retiree Chuck Liddell is still at 205, Randy Couture is now officially off the roster. Interestingly enough, there’s a few guys listed who aren’t even a part of the promotion any more. Gabriel Gonzaga is still listed and so is Sean McCorkle. There’s also a video up at MiddleEasy that implies Heath Herring and Mark Coleman are included in PRIDE mode, making me wonder what use these roster lists are if they aren’t even complete.