You wouldn’t know it, but Strikeforce, TNA to UFC’s WWE, has a big show this weekend, and it marks the first time that Alistair Overeem has fought in the U.S. for some three years. This is relevant to us here because EA has revealed that Overeem will, indeed, be in its upcoming EA Sports MMA. That’s him on the right. I thought that would have been a given, given that he’s the current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, but here we are, treating this like it’s news. (Overoids, amirite?!)
Right, so EA has added eight more fighters to the game’s roster, which already includes Fedor Emelianeko and Randy Couture. The just-announced additions are:
• Andre Arlovski
• Lyle Beerbohm
• Roger Gracie
• Alistair Overeem
• Kevin Randleman
• Vitor Ribeiro
• Murilo “Ninja” Rua (Shogun’s older brother)
• Fabricio Werdum
I can honestly say I’ve heard of five of those guys, but I can understand how casual Spike TV viewers will be like “what?”
Meanwhile, if Strikeforce gets thrown off CBS because of last month’s shenanigans, I really can’t see there being an EA Sports MMA 2(011).
Please recognize that my Overeem barbs are jokes. I have nothing but respect for the man, and was quite upset when he didn’t win the K-1 World Grand Prix last year. Then again, Badr Hair is good too. Oh, everyone’s great!