UFC prez Dana White previously said he'd blacklist any fighter
who signed up for EA's upcoming mixed martial arts game, EA Sports MMA
. And now, Kotaku
reports that White is willing to play nice with defectors who chose to be in EA's game -- despite his remaining distaste for the game's publisher.
When asked whether White would still ban those fighters participating in EA's game, he told Kotaku he would not. Even with EA being the bigger company, White isn't willing to just roll over and submit. "But believe me this is still going to continue to be a battle," he said. "...they're the me-toos. The UFC game is the original game."
White even had some choice words to say about trying to get EA to make a mixed martial arts game. He apparently talked with them in the past about doing one, but EA told him "it's not a real sport" and refused to even take a meeting. So, obviously, White has a bit of a chip on his shoulder -- something we'd say could easily be corrected through a stiff arm bar.