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UFC and EA Sports Brings Bruce Lee back to Life in the upcoming EA Sports UFC Game.

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On Monday the UFC and EA sports has released a press release which states the father of MMA will be an unlockable fighter in the Game. See release below.

Las Vegas, Nev. – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA SPORTS™ UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. To see Bruce Lee realized in game, watch the EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Bruce Lee Reveal, the first cinematic trailer from EA SPORTS UFC that was released today. For more information on the Bruce Lee pre-order offer, please visit http://o.ea.com/20562.

“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA SPORTS UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they’ve done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”

“There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts,” said Dana White, UFC President. “He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993.”

“It has always been part of our vision to have Bruce Lee, the most iconic martial artist of all time, in the first ever EA SPORTS UFC,” said Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA. “The team is very excited and tremendously honored to have the privilege of bringing Bruce Lee to life in our game. We’ve been working closely with the Bruce Lee team to ensure we represent the legend with as much visual and gameplay fidelity as possible.”

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for Gen 4 platforms, EA SPORTS UFC captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. Step into the Octagon® and Feel the Fight with every strike, takedown and submission.

Mark Hominick Retires from the Octogon

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I received the report like most everyone else had from UFC Tonight on Fuel TV that Hominick was retiring from Octagon after his Decision loss at UFC 154 fight against Pablo Garza. I not going to deny it, I was stunned but not shocked that my buddy from London has decided to hang them up and move on the next chapter in his illustrious career. He had decided he needs to put the time and dedication into his growing family that he once put into fighting, and in order to be where he needs to be doing both wasn’t a choice he was ready to do. At 30 years old, I can imagine this had to be a very difficult decision. Many believe most mixed martial arts athletes find this time their MMA prime. Although Mark has already had an 11 year pro Career. However he did state that he isn’t stepping completely away from the sport. He will continue to run his gym Adrenaline Training Centre in London and of course would continue on the Team Tompkins Legacy in a different manner by working as a trainer, mentor and coach many young fighters.

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Personally I have now had a day to reflect on what has just happened to the sport here in Canada. Mark is a pioneer of the sport here and he has contributed I’m making us as what UFC president calls us the Mecca of MMA. Another thing you may not know as a casual or new fan other than the enormous hematoma on his forehead at UFC 129 that Mark was and continues to be a very large voice in getting MMA sanctioned in Ontario by lobbying and meeting with politicians and governments. He will still continue to do so by trying to get politicians to amend the criminal code of Canada to include MMA as a prizefight.

When we look back in few years and new fighters are taking over this sport don’t forget to look at MMA’s roots here in Canada as there will be a few names associated with getting this sport the notoriety it has here and I guarantee Mark will be in those history books.
Mark personally I must thank you for all your great fights, great nights, and helping this sport evolve here in Canada and the rest of the world. Wishing you great success at whatever it is you do in the future.
Thanks

Paul Gray is the owner of The Cage Report and can be reached at paul@thecagereport.com

Hominick readies for ‘must-win’ bout | Local | News | Londoner

Thamesford Ontario’s Mark Hominick has earned his share of distinctions as a pioneering featherweight that helped introduce the UFC to the 145 lbs. division in 2011.But past success aside, the 30-year-old fighter knows he needs a win at UFC 154 Saturday in Montreal when he becomes one of the first UFC fighters to be featured on a pay-per-view main card carrying three straight losses.“That shows the UFC has a lot of faith in me,” said Hominick, whose media savvy and penchant for exciting bouts has kept the Canadian fan favourite in the featherweight spotlight.“But I do feel like my back’s against the wall. This is a must-win situation. That’s what I’m preparing for.”To his credit, the seven-second defeat to Chan Sung Jung last December is the only lob-sided loss of the three, and The Machine looked more like himself in a closely contested fight with Eddie Yagin in April. Some will say the split decision could have gone his way, but Hominick isn’t making excuses.“I thought I won that fight but any time it goes to the score cards you run that risk,” he said. “There were a lot of things I didn’t do. I could have put more weapons together.”Getting back in the win column will be a tall order — literally. At 6’1”, Pablo Garza is the tallest fighter in the featherweight division and the 5’8” Hominick is preparing for the disadvantage.“The biggest thing is hand speed — hand speed can eliminate distance,” he said. “I think I can get in and out without taking damage so I think that’s one thing I’m going to try and use in this fight.”It certainly won’t be the first time Hominick will look up at his opponent when they tap gloves. His last UFC victory was at the expense of another 6-plus-footer in George Roop.Step two versus Garza — who will also be hungry after a pair of losses to Dustin Poirier and Dennis Bermudez — will be neutralizing his submission skills. The 11-3 Garza carries seven submission victories on his record, one of which came via the flying triangle choke he used to defeat Yves Jabouin at UFC 129.Since he began preparing for Yagin, Hominick has been working with Chicago-based MMA coach Jeff Curran, renewing a partnership that first started in 2006.“Having Curran up here with a black belt in jujitsu has definitely helped me prepare,” Hominick said.If The Machine has any advantages Saturday, it may be in the venue. Although it’s been six years since Hominick has fought in Quebec, he’s well known in La Belle Province where he defended his Canadian title nine times prior to his UFC days.And with George St. Pierre making his long awaited come back in the main event, the atmosphere is expected to be electric.“The one thing I remember about the Quebec fans is they’re very loyal and even when MMA wasn’t that popular, we were selling out the Bell Centre almost six years ago,” Hominick said.“When the cage door shuts it doesn’t matter if you’re in Tennessee or Toronto. But definitely, it’ll be a comfort zone just being there the week before. It’s always better to have the crowd cheering for you instead of booing. It gives you that extra push.”

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Hominick on UFC 154 Card in Montreal, November 17th

The UFC has announced that Canada’s favorite Featherweight fighter Mark “the machine” Hominck is getting chance to redeem himself  on its Montreal card on November 17th.  The Team Tompkins fighter will return against American Pablo “The Scarecrow” Garza.

Fans last saw Hominick fight in an exciting but controversial split decision loss against Eddie Yagin. Speaking with Hominick  he is excited to get back into the Octogon and put on show for his Canadian and Montreal fans.  With both fighters coming off consequtive losses and their backs agaisnt the wall I’m sure we will be in for an exiciting bout as both will need to win in order to keep their job in the UFC.

Also schedule to be on this card is Tom “Filthy” Lawlor will face off against Francis “Limitless” Carmont in a Middleweight bout. Lawlor will look for a repeat performance of his last outing, which saw him KO Jason MacDonald in 50-seconds, while TriStar Gym’s Carmont is looking to earn his fourth straight UFC victory.

Although it has not been released there are strong rumours coming in that UFC Welterweight champion George St. Pierre will be headlining this card fighting the Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit.

As this card shapes up keep up to date by looking at our upcoming events tab for more information on this card.

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