- The video game geniuses at EA Sports have out-done themselves with "EA Sports: UFC." The video game, which will be released in June on Xbox One and Playstation 4, showcases what the next-gen systems can do.
In the latest video clip, which you can view above, released from EA Sports, we get a complete round of action involving UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The two have been rumored for potential fights in the past, but thanks to the "gaming world," we can see how it plays out now.
- At the recent Bellator pay-per-view, Tito Ortiz had some harsh words for the UFC and his former boss, Dana White. Ortiz, an ex-UFC light heavyweight champion and inductee into the Hall of Fame, said his name can't be erased from the history books because fans will never forget him.
As one might have expected, White didn't seem to care too much for Ortiz. The two have had several falling outs over the years, but none more so than when Ortiz un-retired and signed with Bellator.
"Who gives a (expletive) what Tito wants," White said (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). "Does anybody really give a (expletive) what Tito wants? Good for Tito. Let him stay over in Viacom MMA and make some money and try to stay relevant. I don't care what Tito wants."
When asked whether Ortiz would remain in the UFC Hall of Fame, White remained dismissive.
"It's just sort of a way to honor the guys who have been here, and the way that we've done it, the guys who have been here since we've owned [the UFC], other than (Mark) Coleman and Royce (Gracie)," he said. "Everybody's honored, and Tito was all pumped up the day he went in. He showed up with his white suit and his white shirt and his white tie."
Ortiz was upset about his name not being included when the UFC mentioned Jon Jones' current title run after a victory over Glover Teixeira. Ortiz earned his first win in years when he submitted Alexander Shlemenko at the card, improving to 17-11-1 overall.
- UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw is set for tonight on pay-per-view, and WrestlingInc.com will have complete and free live coverage of the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The headline act will see Renan Barao defend his bantamweight gold against T.J. Dillashaw.
Other bouts of note include Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson in a title-eliminator at light heavyweight, along with welterweight contenders Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger meeting. Below is the lineup for the night.
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Bantamweight Championship
Renan Barao (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger
Bantamweight: Francisco Rivera vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Chico Camus
Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Aaron Phillips
Welterweight: Jingliang Li vs. David Michaud