With Strikeforce “Miami” set to take place this weekend, EA Sports has made five fighters scheduled for the card official roster additions for their upcoming EA Sports MMA title. ESPN MMA Live broke the news in this week’s episode that one of those fighters is Bobby Lashley.
“It’s cool that I can play as myself in two different kinds of video games now,” Lashley tells me over the phone as we talk MMA. “I can either wrestle as myself or fight with myself. I just hope that EA Sports rates me like a 95 or a 96 overall. I hate to lose.”
“Hopefully this means EA will send us some free games,” laughs Lashley. “I’m big into the sports games like Madden and Tiger. But from what I’ve seen of EA’s ‘MMA’ so far, it looks amazing. I had the chance to go down to EA and check it out when it was in its infant stages, but it looks really cool. I think it’s really going to blow out our competitor’s game.”
Also announced for the game were Strikeforce “Miami” participants Nick Diaz, Marius Zaromskis, Joe Riggs and Melvin Manhoef. Noticeably absent from the list were Cris Cyborg and Marloes Coenen who will meet this weekend for the Strikeforce Women’s 145 lbs. Championship. Last we heard, EA was still debating whether to include female fighters in the game.
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Update: Five Oz. is reporting that Joachim Hansen will also appear in EA Sports MMA, though it hasn’t been officially announced yet.