Dana White added as ‘EA UFC 3’ playable character, and his ratings are outright puzzling
Have you ever wanted to punch UFC President Dana White in the face? Maybe even give him a kick straight to the dome or in the gut? Now you can do that all you want – just not in real life.
The assaults on White will have to be confined to your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 gaming console, but it can still happen, because the UFC boss has joined the “EA UFC 3” video game roster as a playable character.
EA Sports and the UFC announced the news today (via Twitter):
According to the game, White, who is exclusive to the light heavyweight division, is ranked (out of 100), a 91 in the striking category, 86 in grappling, 86 in stamina, and 90 in health.
White spoke exclusively to GameInformer.com about the decision to have his character added to the game.
“From what EA tells me, the fans have been asking for this for a long time. They asked me if I would be willing to do it and I said, “Yes, I think it’s great.” It’s fun. And for all the people out there that have wanted to punch me in the face over the last 20 years, this is your chance.”
“As far as the technique goes in the game, they modeled me after a boxer because I have boxing experience. But don’t be fooled, I have jiu-jitsu too, so don’t think that you’re going to take me to the ground and beat me up down there. My jiu-jitsu is actually pretty good, so you better be ready on your feet and on the ground.”
“No, I didn’t have any hesitation. If that’s what the fans want, that’s what we do. We give the fans what they want. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there that want to punch me in the face, so here’s your chance! I love it.”
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