Dana White, boss of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has some rather unpleasant things to say about EA Sports and their attempts to mosey in on the mixed martial arts market. But what does EA Sport's Peter Moore have to say?
Aside from revealing that he's seen a playable build of EA's MMA title - which lacks the UFC license - Moore says:
I know there has been some recent discussion about EA SPORTS bringing a challenger to this sport. I love mixed martial arts, and we've been working on a game concept since I came to (sic) two years ago. I have great respect for the organizations and individuals that have invested in the sport's growth over the past decade – so this is one that is near and dear to me and I'm excited to see such good progress to date. I trace my MMA video game roots back to my support of Crave's UFC title on the Dreamcast in 2000, and have been a fan ever since. Our title will bring both innovation and further authenticity to mixed martial arts, not to mention a strong global publishing network that will help spread the sport's popularity around the world.
Note he mentions "respect for the organizations and individuals that have invested in the sport's growth over the past decade", without once addressing White's and the UFC's allegations that EA are showing anything but respect.