The latest official UFC video game is due to drop on August 14. The imaginatively titled UFC 4, produced by EA Sports, will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but—as always—the game has proved a source of contention for some fighters on the UFC roster.
Every time a game like this is released there are murmurs of discontent from UFC fighters. Though, they rarely express dismay at their name, likeness and voices being used in a commercial product without their consent or any compensation. Instead, you often hear complaints from fighters because they simply weren’t featured in the game.
Add Pedro Munhoz, the fifth ranked bantamweight in the UFC, to those not happy for the latter reason.
Munhoz spoke about this, and other things, with James Lynch for Line Movement MMA. See that video below:
“That’s some bullshit, man,” replied Munhoz when asked about his exclusion from the game.
“It just sucks. It’s something that I can not control. But, also, I think it’s some bullshit, you know? I tweet before, too, I’ve been in the UFC since 2014, next year it’s going to be seven years. I’ve fought the best fighters in the division and I compete in every one of my fights. But I think it’s not how good you are. I think it’s how many followers you have, you know?”
With Lynch Munhoz also discussed his recent bout with COVID-19 and his forthcoming match-up with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
After losing to Aljimain Sterling, at UFC 238 last year, the UFC tried to book Munhoz vs. Edgar for UFC 251. The bout was then rescheduled for UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige. Then Munhoz tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the bout to be canceled. With Munhoz recovered the fight with Edgar has now been set as the headliner of UFC Vegas 7, set to take place on August 22nd at the UFC APEX.
When talking about the fight, Munhoz hinted that we shouldn’t expect anything out of the ordinary from him on fight night.
“My game, my fight style, pretty much everybody knows what I do,” said Munhoz. “I’m the guy who likes to push the pace, I’m the guy who enjoys the exchanges. … Also I’m not a guy that goes for takedowns as much, I look for the knockout at the beginning.”
Should Munhoz get an earlier knockout over Edgar, who will be making his bantamweight debut, the Brazilian believes he will be in pole position for a number one contender fight, if not a shot at the title (after a fight between champion Petr Yan and Aljimain Sterling has been resolved).
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