EA, which is a very well known company and who makes big sports games, they couldn’t get our license. They were not fans of the UFC, they were not fans of mixed-martial arts–and they decided to change their business plan and became a “me-too” company and create a “me too” fighter. They couldn’t get what they really wanted, so they tried to create a game that would compete with us. We have a lot of respect for them, but there’s nothing in that game that would entice me or anyone I know that’s an MMA fan to buy it. If you want stars, the best organization, the best graphics, you’re going to stick with what you bought last year because this year’s game is even better. And the fact that we didn’t cheat or cut corners in 2010, I think our fans are going to be very happy.
—THQ Executive VP Don Gold, in an interview with Gamespot, claiming EA Sports MMA can’t compete with UFC Undisputed 2010
Actually, there’s a quite a bit in EA Sports MMA to entice any MMA fan/gamer to buy it. If you have the money, there’s no reason why you can’t purchase both. Plus, Undisputed 2010 comes out several months before EA Sports MMA, so after running through the career mode several times and beating up your friends online all summer in Undisputed, you’ll probably be ready for something new anyways.