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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conor shouldnt of been asked (allowed) to gain 15 pounds in a week to fight at 170 he was already moving up 10 pounds from the 145 division nate should of been told to go down in weight

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@alaannn: Conor is the one who wanted the fight at 170 it is his natural weight don't go making excuses for him getting his ass kicked.I been a fan of UFC since 1993 before there was weight classes the fact is Conor wasn't the fighter he was saying he was he talked himself into a title shot.The guy is good but i knew as soon as he fought someone like Nate he would get destroyed i have been saying it for months the guy is just a shit talker

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@flames325: This just emphasizes that weight classes actually mean something. To a layperson, the 15 pounds difference between the weight classes may seem insignificant -- some people gain more than 15 pounds over the winter, so it doesn't seem like a big deal. But to professional fighters, it's a huge difference, both in terms of their offensive power (the weight they put into their strikes) as well as stamina, because their hearts and lungs were accustomed to operating at peak condition at a certain weight, then they pack on an extra 15 pounds and their bodies are out of synch.

The thing is, Conor McGregor shouldn't known that moving up a weight class was extremely risky, and he paid the price for his hubris.

The same thing happened to Ronda Rousey: she arrogantly believed she could beat Holly Holms at her own game: boxing -- instead of using her jiu-jitsu skills and patented arm bar. Miesha Tate was smarter and patient; she didn't charge face-first into Holm's punches like Rousey did; she bided her time, took her down, and choked her out. She used her strengths to her advantage and won.

Whereas McGregor was arrogant, thinking he could gain 25 pounds in less than 4 months and he'd still be at the top of his game.

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@flames325: destroyed? Did you watch the fight? He was wrecking Nate until he gassed. Fighters rarely ever fight there natural weight. He moved up two weight classes in less then 6 months which is unheard of. Now you know why.

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@AM-Gamer: Conor lost, deal with it :)

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@numinex10: I'm not even a huge Connor fan. Just stating facts for people who know nothing about MMA. You don't move up 25pounds in 6 months .

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@flames325: conor wanted it at 170 he should of been told no same as nate with 165 conor was already was moving up 10 pounds then being expected to gain another 15 in a week isnt fair,also nate wanted it at 165 and was like the rest of them was trying to get out of the fight so conor gave him too much off an advantage and said 170 so the fans got to see a fight even if he was at a big disadvantage the ufc should of said no he is already moving up in weight you come down if you want the fight 155 is the division in the middle

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@alaannn: stop making excuses for conor he got beat plain and simple why would the ufc ever tell him he couldnt move up in in weight classes? Thats what conor wanted to do and plus nate took this fight on a 12 day notice ...... i think they are both douchebags but im so glad nate won and put conor in his place

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@myhomieyoda: he didnt get beat by nate he was winning that fight untill he ran out energy in the 2nd also they told plenty of there fighters there not moving weight divisions doing it at a weeks notice was too much of a disadvantage

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@alaannn: yes he got choked out thats getting beat lol and it wasnt a weeks notice by the way it was 12 days go gain 15 punds and nate only had 12 days notice to fight and lose who knows how much weight so stop making excuses for leprechaun he lost fair and square he asked for the fight got put in his place it is what it is ...... you have no idea what you are talking about lol ill listen to what ufc fighters say over a butthurt mcgregor fan on gamespot says

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@myhomieyoda: its easier to lose weight than to gain it so you clearly dont know and he didnt get chocked out he ran out of energy and fell nate just took advantage off a fighter that gassed because he was a disadvantage

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@alaannn: lol youre crazy conor got beat and thats that no disadvantage at all

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@myhomieyoda: he fell over/went for a takedown to rest because of the weight disadvantage he out fought nate on the feet even when tired and couldnt raise his hands he just couldnt stand anymore from lack of energy nate should of been told to go down in weight conor was moved up nearly a quartar of his weight since his last fight

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@alaannn: you are retarded keep making excuses for that douchebag lol you are amusing

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@myhomieyoda: douchebag you could atleast be amusing in your insults it wasnt a fair fight i guess ill leave it here with you

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@alaannn: hahahahahahahahaah wahhhhh it wasnt fair waaahhhhh

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@myhomieyoda: is someone choking you or somthing,it wasnt a fair fight atleast you admited it

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@alaannn: no that was conor getting choked last night i wasnt admitting anything i was making fun of you crying saying it wasnt fair lol its hilarious

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@myhomieyoda: your not to bright i can see why you think nate won without any advantage

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@alaannn: STOP CRYING

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@myhomieyoda: cry over what i dont think it was a fair fight thats that

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@alaannn: even conor thinks it was a fair fight lol so stop crying over him getting choked out

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@myhomieyoda: and i dont think it was fair and neither does anyone i talked too

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News worth making a post on GS. So desperate, lol.
I don't get public's logics. So if they lose a fight- they suck? If you get 500 wins i a row and 1 lose- you're loser. Okay then

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@bioswat: Lol, pretty much. He won 15 straight fights, lost one to a much bigger opponent (there's a reason for weight classes) and now people are calling him washed up, etc, unreal.

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well theyre getting more publicity now that they lost their fights.

Seems more like a win to me....

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@Myron117: Waiting for the articles about how Conor is a big gamer and he wishes to act in video game movies

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Was great to see Nate choke out the little Lucky Charms big mouth!!! Now he'll crawl back to 145 where he semi-belongs. I think his plan to conquer all the belts is gone now. What an idiot.

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@wtf_666: He is gonna hate it when he has to fight Edgar that belt is gone Conor can't run to other weight classes forever

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@wtf_666: Nate has a much bigger mouth, its just that he's so retarded you can't understand a word he's saying.

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@wtf_666: nate shouldnt of been allowed fight at 170 it wasnt a fair fight expecting conor to gain 15 pounds in a week and be able to fight for 25 mins i dont think someone could jog for 25 mins after gaining that much weight in a week

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@wtf_666: Won 'Who's your daddy' off Steam on a bet that Nate would win, Haw.

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They were bound to find defeat eventually.

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@isshiah: atleast they dont do it like boxing and wait for a boxer to not be at there peak so they dont lose there record

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The EA cover curse.

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