EA Sports has announced today that Demetrious Johnson will be the headline athlete for the release of UFC 3 Icon Edition. Johnson is the current UFC Flyweight Champion and one of the longest-reigning champions in the company's history as he approaches six years in September, making him a prime candidate to be featured.
The new edition will also feature legendary names as playable characters including UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, former PRIDE FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva, former PRIDE FC world open-weight grand prix champion Mirko Cro Cop, and fan favorite Kimbo Slice. Enjoy the video, as well as a quote below from Johnson on his inclusion to the series.
"This one is for all the hard-working gamers out there. Games are a big part of my life, so to be on a cover of an EA Sports game for the first time ever, that's incredibly special," said UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson. "I worked hard to get here, and it's a great feeling to be immortalized as an Icon."
The Icon Edition also includes one permanent champion fighter and move in UFC Ultimate Team for players to choose from, including Demetrious Johnson, former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, former UFC women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, former two-time UFC welterweight and former UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre or former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, as well as additional UFC Ultimate Team content.