("Your perpetually-scowling welterweight with great jiu-jitsu, cardio, and trash-talk has died of dysentery.")
For over a month, we’ve been wondering who EA Sports will be able to recruit for its upcoming MMA video game — especially after Dana White’s proclamation that any fighter who signs with the competing title will be dead to him. But now that reports are starting to trickle out, let’s run it down…
— Emelianenko’s involvement was confirmed by a press release distributed by mixfight.ru, which also named Gegard Mousasi as a participant.
— Tim Sylvia told the Hardcore Sports Rage radio show that he’s signed up to appear in the game, and that him and Randy Couture are being paid very well for their likenesses.
— In a MMASpot.net interview posted Sunday, Renato "Babalu" Sobral thanked EA Sports MMA among his sponsors.
We’ll update this list when more major names trickle out. In the meantime, hit up firstname.lastname@example.org if you hear of any other confirmed additions.
Related: Dana White has made it clear that it’s more than his natural competitive urge that’s driving his competition with the EA MMA game. From Yahoo! Sports: