(Looks like things are about to get rough for digital Forrest.)
Rashad Evans is really excited about being in the UFC 2009 Undisputed video game. Maybe part of it is because they released some nice little screen shots showing him getting his dominate on against Forrest Griffin, or maybe he just wanted to seem extra-enthusiastic so as not to risk a Jon Fitch-like predicament at any point in the future.
Either way, check out what Evans had to say to IGN.com about what being in the game means to him:
"I never thought I’d be in a videogame, and I’m happy about that. To be a part of the whole organization and to be a part of the videogame, that’s my immortality right there. I may die next year, or in the next couple of days or whatever, but I’ll always be in that videogame."
Whoa, take it easy. I can understand being pretty pumped about having your mug in a video game (the closest I ever came was making a character who looked kind of almost like me in the old Pride game – he specialized in Thug Jitsu, naturally), but it does not make you immortal. I mean, look at Danny Sullivan, of Danny Sullivan’s Indy Heat. He’s not immortal, and it was his game! You’re a character in the game, and even Doink the Clown can say that.
To be honest, though, the screenshots do look pretty sweet, so I can almost understand why Evans is so happy he thinks he can die now. Check out a couple more after the jump. Looks like the THQ people see Forrest spending a lot of time on his back at UFC 92.