Both EA Sports UFC 2 Cover Stars Lose Latest Fights

Probably not a dream scenario for EA's marketing team.

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Both EA Sports UFC 2 cover stars have lost their latest fights. Holly Holm surprised Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, while Nate Diaz choked out Conor McGregor last night at UFC 196. This is probably not what EA Sports' marketing department would have wanted with the game's release now just over a week away.

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Rousey and McGregor remain two of UFC's biggest stars and competitors. Their recent losses don't change that and they are of course still deserving of the cover.

But naturally, discussion has cropped up regarding the "Madden Curse" extending now to the EA Sports UFC franchise.

McGregor earned himself a spot on EA Sports UFC 2's cover by defeating Jose Aldo by KO at UFC 194 in December. Rousey had been on the game's cover from the start, losing to Holm (who lost to Miesha Tate last night) just days after being announced as one of the cover stars.

Via Kotaku comes this image that sums up the current state of affairs for EA Sports UFC 2's cover.

GameSpot recently played EA Sports UFC 2 and you can read our hands-on preview here and here. We also spoke with Rousey, who told us about the motion-capture process and revealed that she'd like to play Samus Aran in a Metroid movie.

EA Sports UFC 2 launches on March 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Preordering the game gets you immediate access to fighters Mike Tyson, Bas Rutten, and Kazushi Sakuraba.

You can see all 250-plus EA Sports UFC 2 fighters here.

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Look at all the salty McNugget huggers making excuses for him.

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Oh couch potatoes in the comments think they're expert MMA fighters. Never stop making us laugh with your nonsense, guys ;D

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@Uangry: people arent allowed to talk about sports anymore lol?

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@myhomieyoda: Nah man, don't you know, only pro athletes are allowed to make any kind of comment about other pro athlete performances, duh!

No wait.. that's just stupid, carry on.

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It's like the ufc version of the madden curse

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That was a very satisfying moment for me. Seeing the his face go red and the hand go up to tap after just a second of having the choke sunk in.

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@balrogbane: ever had a choke sunk in when you're almost out of breath by a high level black belt? Seriously it can take a couple of seconds b4 you feel like your going to pass out!!!

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@Bjjallday: Actually yes I've trained in both wrestling and BJJ for several years now. It's one of my favorite hobbies even though I'm not that great at it.

My saying only took a couple seconds was meant as more of a complement to how good the choke was. There was no way he was going to get out of it.

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I hope Ronda's ego is okay...

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@NoahRoalson: I have my doubts she'll ever fight again.

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@slappy54: I don't, she knows she can just crush Tate again now.

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we all know if diaz went down two weight classes, or if they were the same weight class to begin with, Diaz would be destroyed super quick.

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@thageorgian: They're both natural 155ers. They weighed the same on fight night, you don't know what you're talking about.

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@fedor: no matter how simple the haters try to make it sound, conor took the L like a man. I want to see Diaz drop two weight classes and fight and than we can all revisit this convo, but since conor is the only one willing to do that, that wont happen. ( ;

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@thageorgian: now we are playing the "what if" game lol?

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@myhomieyoda conor made the what if game very real when he went up two weight classes didnt he?

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@thageorgian: then its not the "what if" game since we saw the fight and now know he cant hang in that weight class

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@myhomieyoda: and therefore based on that conjencture, we know as I said that if the opposite were to happen diaz would have been wiped.

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@thageorgian: you make no sense what so ever lol we saw he cant hang in nates weight class and for some reason you are talking out your ass about "what if" but keep going its funny listening to you guys make excuses and cry about that douchebag losing

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@myhomieyoda: ignorance is bliss and your very lucky lol

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And now both of them are irrelevant for the time being, lol. If I was a fighter I'd avoid this cover like the plague.

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@slappy54: Connor still has the belt at 145, he isn't irrlevant lol.

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@vfighter: Yeah, the article glosses over that Connor still is the featherweight champion. It's not like he lost his title in the Diaz fight.

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It's the Madden Curse all over again

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For the people crying about GS posting spoilers about the fights, I guess you must live in a box. The results of UFC 196 is all over ESPN and other sports networks. Then, there are the social networks and tons of meme's. We live in the information age, news gets around pretty quick, hahaha.

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@RageSet: Well you know you'd probably AVOID those places if you're worried about spoilers... the last place you expect to see sport spoilers is on a game news website. That being said... people should of paid for the fight if they really wanted to ensure avoiding spoilers!

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@RageSet: Some of us would like to see it our selves, on video. Since the show was on between 1.30 and 6.30 in the morning in my country, i didnt feel like staying up that late. I avoided looking at the ufc page, for the results. Opened GS before i watch the video, and could guess conor lost after seeing this post..

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She's still a bigger celebrity than Holly. And even if they did switch the cover up and put Holly in there, it still wouldn't have mattered as she just lost yesterday.

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i am so happy that leprechaun got put in his place

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@myhomieyoda:

He went up two weight classes and traded like a man. It was stupid, but he's got balls the size of church bells.

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@slappy54: Conor was at his normal weight. He should never be dropping as low as 145

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@rolento25: Conor should be doing 155.

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@CptJohnnyRico: Agree.

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@rolento25:

Well he gassed pretty damn quick, so normal weight or not, the transition wasn't easy. It wasn't too long ago that he fought Aldo.

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@slappy54: The Aldo fight lasted 13 seconds... Cardio never came into play.

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@slappy54: You do know in order for Conor to hit 145, he dehydrates about 20lbs off himself... So after the weigh ins they rehydrate pretty much back to normal weight. Even Conor has said its really hard on him. So if anything, this would of been his best shape. Not sure how much you have watched of his past fights, but Conor looks sick as a dog during 145 weigh ins.

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@slappy54: What? You do understand that Connor was already planning to fight at a higher weight class and also because of the lack of notice Diaz didn't have time to cut weight so they both fought at their normal weight range without having to cut so much? It's not like he moved up two weight classes to fight a guy who fights in that weight range.

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@slappy54: hes a great fighter and has balls for doing it but it was awesome to see him tap out maybe now he wont be such a douchebag all the time

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@slappy54: exactly

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