EA's MMA Gets It On With "Premier League" Strikeforce

EA Sports may not have the UFC license, but it does have Strikeforce. The publisher of the very descriptively titled EA Sports MMA announced the mixed martial arts promoters as one of the game's "premier" leagues.

Not only is EA Sports getting the Strikeforce brand, it's getting some of its talent. That includes commentary team Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. and referee "Big John" McCarthy. Strikeforce fighters Brett Rogers and Jake Shields will join the previously announced Fedor Emelianenko, Jason Miller, Randy Couture, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 mixed martial arts game is due to ship some time in 2010, meaning we have many months worth of announcements to endure.