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Dana White is a playable character in EA Sport’s UFC 3 video game.
According to Dana himself in an interview with GameInformer, this is something that fans wanted.
From what EA tells me, the fans have been asking for this for a long time. They asked me if I would be willing to do it and I said, “Yes, I think it’s great.” It’s fun. And for all the people out there that have wanted to punch me in the face over the last 20 years, this is your chance.
Sure, Dana. We don’t care about Curtis Blaydes, Darren Till, Josh Emmett, Nicco Montano, or Eryk Anders being in the game, but we care to have you in it. Dana’s muscular build in the game is funny, but it’s his stats that are truly hilarious. He has better striking than Daniel Cormier.
Also just because this made me laugh. pic.twitter.com/suXReUfSa3— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 15, 2018
This, also, is on purpose. Dana, who once tried to set up a boxing match between himself and Tito Ortiz, explains:
As far as the technique goes in the game, they modeled 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.
Watch him finish Jon Jones with this body punch:
I consider myself a decent EA UFC 3 player. I tested my luck as Jon Jones against Dana White. Dude is slick! pic.twitter.com/7P2VFObQtH— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) March 15, 2018
frank ngannou said to be depressed after learning he is no longer hardest puncher in the uFc, that honor being taken by Dana white, who is also best wrestler & is also pound for pound strongest man in uFc. pic.twitter.com/8cda6MQc0Z— superCalo (@superCalo) March 15, 2018
At least the developer himself has a sense of humor about it.
This one is funny because its’ true. Not a single fighter in the game will see money from their image or likeness being used ... except for Dana.
Dana White is the only fighter playable in #EAUFC3 that will see a dime from the game's release.— Steven Rondina (@srondina) March 15, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov calling for Daniel Cormier to come back to the gym or “Cain will take us to WWE” made me chuckle!
Today was #VelasquezStyle wrestling training, thank you for teaching us today @officialcainvelasquez @dc_mma where are you? Brother we need you, please come back to the gym, or Cain will take us to @wwe Бомбовая тренировка Веласкеза, сегодня было много отработки и возни, все идёт по плану #Alhamdulillah #победатолькоотВсевышнего #ufc223 #ReebokRussia #Eaglesmma #weareaka #ФутболкаБомба
“Groovy” Lando Vannata shares some wisdom about being happy in life.
fame, glory. The money? It’s nice, but I was just as happy being broke. The truth comes down to two aspects: commitment and bonds. The joy of the depth of experience you find when you truly commit and devote yourself to something for a long period of time. Going far past the superficial layers, beyond the gaining of knowledge, and deep into the creative mind where playing with small nuances and creating links between unseen commonalities can bring such great meaning. And as time goes by I find nothing is as important as the bonds, the deep bonds and the short lived connections, that we create along the path we take. After all we are one of the most social creatures on our beautiful earth, and I feel blessed everyday to be in a sport where the training environment creates a small community with bonds stronger than you’ll find most anywhere. Go find something or someone you love, commit to that, enjoy the experience you’ll have with all its highs and lows, and cherish the people you’ll meet along the journey. ✌️&❤️ : @thefoxidentity
This is hilarious because if I was in this scenario I would also grapple with Cat Zingano, just to say I did it.
Sometimes my naivety surprises me... this would only happen to me. Big dude, super nice, but WTF? ♀️ #beingtooniceproblems #onlyme #alphaawkward #teamalphacat #acz #catzingano @ufc pic.twitter.com/ixZx9tXO2Q— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) March 15, 2018
Yeah, that’s a terrible idea.
I found it really interesting that 88 percent of those I polled yesterday thought Nick Newell deserves to fight in UFC, but you would never have known that from reading the comments. I saw the Justin Gaethje fight, too, y’all. Justin is a Top 10 UFC Lightweight now. Nick could hang with the lower echelons of UFC’s roster just fine.
My last 9 opponents had a compined record of 74-29 when I fought them. Take away the Gaethje loss & it's 63-29. I've beaten 9-1, 8-3 & 16-5 guys all in round 1 but nothing will ever be good enough for you jabronis so whatever. https://t.co/8IDRcXs7bA— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) March 14, 2018
Dillon Danis, who makes his Bellator debut soon, posts a picture that is no more ridiculous than his normal posts.
Someone please tell me how much weight this is so I can decide how impressed I am by Cyborg here (I’m not familiar with these plates).
Lyoto Machida has always been the real life karate kid. Glad to see him still living out his gimmick.
What in red white and blue blazes is going on here in the faceoff between Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza?
Black Panther sneak attack while the tiger holds onto the low single. Good team MMA on display!
Paige VanZant and her man are building an empire, FYI.
I see MMA fighters do workouts I’ve never even heard of before. Here Ed Herman works the legs while blood flow to them is restricted.
This one is extremely practical, though, as Israel Adesanya explains.
I want to be in the gym and see how rolls go down between Jon Fitch and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Fitch told me Khabib is one of those people whose strength you can feel the moment they grab you.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
This, to me, is one of the most re-watchable fights of all time. It’s got patterns, variety, creativity, cartwheel kicks, clinch throws, hip tosses, combination punching, spinning elbows, sweeps, fighters pushed to their limit, both guys getting rocked hard, and nonstop violence.
I missed this when it happened, but Ben Saunders and Alan Jouban really threw down
I never saw this fight either, but Alistair Overeem leaping effortlessly into the air and holding onto the cage was a pretty phenomenal display of athleticism
Alistair Overeem battles the equally large James Thompson! - MMA content updated daily! - Regrann from @ibdbmma - Alistair Overeem vs James Thompson back at DREAM 12 Overeem returns to the cage June 9 at UFC 225 against Curtis Blaydes !! • • : @mmastory • Follow ⏩@ibdbmma ⏪ #alistairovereem #jamesthompson
Yeah, that front kick is from depths of Hades.
Guys ... GUYS. Sumo is back!
Shohozan remains unbeaten after near defeat pic.twitter.com/vat3oaBLGR— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) March 15, 2018
Rare winning technique from Tochiozan, notice how he reaches over the back for the belt grip pic.twitter.com/k1WiIaQoyt— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) March 15, 2018
The guy in red won this.
Regular wrestling is still here, too.
This dude is in trouble. The Internet pointed out various aspects of this video that were funny, possibly the best being the advice to read the Cliffs Notes.
All the white girls look busted in the old paintings.
A dolphin giving birth is surprisingly satisfying to watch!
This looks so peaceful.