Lightweight Champ Conor McGregor Lands Cover of EA Sports UFC 3 Video Game

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 3, 2017

Conor McGregor will be the official global cover athlete for the upcoming EA Sports UFC 3 video game.

EA Sports announced the news Friday. The game will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Feb. 2. According to a release:

EA SPORTS UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA SPORTS UFC history.  A new G.O.A.T. Career Mode now means that players’ choices outside UFC’s world-famous Octagon® matter just as much as their performance inside it. This new mode allows you to strategically promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and more on the road to becoming the Greatest of All Time.

“Two belts, two covers — EA SPORTS got it right again,” McGregor said in a release. “It’s an honor to be on the cover and I can’t wait to play the game.”

McGregor’s last Octagon appearances occurred at UFC 205, where he stopped Eddie Alvarez in the second round to become the first fighter in promotion history to simultaneously hold championships in two weight classes. The Irishman has established himself as the UFC’s biggest star and owns wins over the likes of Jose Aldo, Nate Diaz, Chad Mendes, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier, to name a few.


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