(Video courtesy of YouTube/AudreAuditore)
If you’ve seen the latest TV spot for the soon-to-be-released Assassin’s Creed: Revelations game, you may have done a double take when you saw a character that looked an awful lot like BJ Penn.
Don’t worry, you aren’t going nuts. Penn appeared in the commercial sandwiched between Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose and the game’s protagonist, Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
His inclusion in the ad supports the argument that MMA has gone mainstream, especially since “The Prodigy” isn’t even the sport’s most popular fighter, yet Ubisoft was confident enough that he would be as recognizable to the growing population of MMA fans as Peterson and Rose would be to Football and basketball fans.
Pretty cool stuff.