With Anderson Silva losing to Chris Weidman in July, the list of fighters that might grace the cover of EA Sports' first UFC game shrank to two - UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
On Monday it was announced Jones made the cut. However, a second fighter will appear on the cover, and Metro PCS sponsored a weekly single elim tournament to whittle the 16 down to 1 between now and Dec 1:
Junior dos Santos
TO VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN GO TO UFC.COM/COVER VOTE.
However, mysteriously, one name that is not on the list of contenders is UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. UFC president Dana White explains that as heavyweight champion, he didn't think he needed to be voted onto the cover, and failed to come to terms with video game developer Electronic Arts.
"I just think that Cain felt he's the heavyweight champion and he doesn't want to be in a vote to see if he should be on the cover," said White during a conference call Tuesday.
"I can't blame him for that," he added.
What do you think UG, should the badest man on the planet have been a natural for the cover?
The official retail cover with both fighters on it will be unveiled December 28 at UFC 168. “EA Sports UFC” will launch on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 in spring 2014.
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