“Notorious” Conor McGregor Claims the Cover of UFC 3

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Say what you will about Conor McGregor.  The outspoken UFC Fighter has been known to back up the controversial trash talk he speaks, every time he gets in the Octagon.  As for the boxing ring, not so much, but hey we all know what Mayweather-McGregor was really all about. ($$$) In recognition of all he’s accomplished, EA Sports has tabbed Conor “Notorious” McGregor as the next fighter to grace the cover of their next UFC game, UFC 3.

To celebrate this announcement, EA Sports debuted a new trailer for UFC 3, featuring the voice of the mad Irishman.

EA Sports UFC 3 will release on February 2, 2018 on Xbox One and Playstation 4 with a lot of new features like G.O.A.T. Career Mode, where the choices made throughout your career impact your path to greatness. Outside of fights, players will make promotional choices to build hype, gain fans, earn more cash through big contracts and capture the world’s attention. A new in-game social media system allows players to create heated rivalries with other UFC athletes, providing the freedom to take on any type of persona, between cool-headed contender or infamous trash-talker.

This new mode falls in line with EA Sports’ recent obsession with the term, Greatest Of All Time.  They, understandably, added it to Madden NFL 18 because of Tom Brady, but many would argue that Conor McGregor is not the G.O.A.T. of the UFC.  

UFC 3 will also see the fight being fought in an all-new, much smoother way with Real Player Motion.  Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech is a revolutionary new EA SPORTS animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling – EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world’s best mixed martial arts athletes. Every punch, kick, block, and counter has been recaptured and rebuilt on cutting-edge animation tech to look and feel life-like and responsive, delivering the most strategic, competitive fighting experience in franchise history.

The Champion’s Edition is available now for pre-order and will allow, those who purchased it, early access 3 days before anyone else, along with the choice of one current or former UFC champion in Ultimate Team and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team*. Choose between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. UFC 3 will release on February 2, 2018!