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Anderson Silva will kick UFC Undisputed 3's cover in the head

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Many people believe that football stars that are selected to grace the cover of EA's yearly Madden games are "cursed" once they appear on the game's box. Often, after showing up on the cover, players have their worst year yet, with many suffering injuries or simply failing to live up to their potential. So far, the last two fighters to show up on THQ's UFC games have suffered similar failings: the 2009 cover star, Forrest Griffin, lost his next fight to Anderson Silva in a fairly embarrassing showing. 2010's cover featured the massive, unstoppable Brock Lesnar, who... also was defeated soon after, being knocked out in the first round against Cain Velasquez. 

And now, carrying a 34-3-0 record into the Octagon is the fan's pick for UFC Undisputed 3's cover: Anderson Silva.

Over 110,000 fans voted from around the world, picking "The Spider" over UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, or UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. The reason is fairly obvious: Silva is simply more fun to watch. He's a freaking Jedi, literally dodging punches and dancing around his opponents while delivering precise strikes. The only bad things anyone says about him is that he, too often, jokes around while fighting because he doesn't feel challenged. We've infrequently seen an Anderson Silva who wasn't dominating an opponent, but once he does... wow, that's going to be quite the fight.

UFC Undisputed 3 is due out in January for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with over 150 playable fighters to beat the living hell out of. We can't wait.

Oct 11, 2011

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6 comments

  • TheInvincibleDragon - October 11, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    Strike Force-lover, but I'll be getting this. I don't think Strike Force can release another game now that they are under Zuffa. Oh well.
  • Pwnz0r3d - October 11, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    Actually, he has 4 losses (in his whole MMA career, not just UFC); DQ in the Okami fight (which Silva avenged by beating the living crap out of him in their later bout) Flying Heel Hook by Ryo Choyan Triangle Choke by Daiju Takase and Decision in the Luiz Azeredo fight. And as much as i love GSP, he's just a really boring fighter nowadays.
  • Insanetwig - October 11, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    What a beautiful...reviewer.
  • Superkev45 - October 11, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    I want the limited edition Chael Sonnen edition.
  • TheInvincibleDragon - October 11, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    I second that!
  • InFeRnOg - October 11, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    You forgot to mention that Canada's UFC 2009 cover was GSP who is still fantastic. Silva will remain fantastic and is inarguably the greatest fighter ever.

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