If you’ve ever had an issue with Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White , then now’s your chance to air your grievances. EA Sports announced through Twitter on Thursday that he is now a playable character in their latest UFC 3 video game available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
White spoke exclusively to GameInformer.com on his inclusion in the game and to his credit, acknowledges that fans have wanted to punch him in the face for a long while and was happy to give them what they wanted.
“For all the people out there that have wanted to punch me in the face over the last 20 years, this is your chance.” White said.
While White has a background in boxing from his days as an amateur boxer, he warned players not to sleep on his ground game.
“As far as the technique goes in the game, they modelled me after a boxer because I have boxing experience. But don't be fooled, I have jiu-jitsu too, so don't think that you're going to take me to the ground and beat me up down there. My jiu-jitsu is actually pretty good, so you better be ready on your feet and on the ground.”
This is not the first time a non-UFC fighter has appeared in the series, as iconic martial arts legend Bruce Lee and former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson have been featured in the game.
To ensure White is competitive in-game, EA Sports have kindly boosted his stats ever so slightly as tweets point out:
Dana White "fights" at 205 at UFC 3.— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) March 15, 2018
- DW's striking is better than Daniel Cormier's
- DW's grappling is better than Anderson Silva's
- DW's stamina is as good as Lyoto Machida's
- DW's health is better than 9 ex-champions'
Brilliant move. We're all talking about the game now. https://t.co/7gsHqTikjO
Because I hate myself and was curious, Dana White's new stats on EA UFC 3. pic.twitter.com/TFNXpBmkWK— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 15, 2018