There is a sort of playful myth on the internet called the EA Sports Cover Curse. While not true across the board, there is a trend of sportstars who make it on the cover of EA Sports titles going on to have disappointing results or mishaps after the announcement.
Well, I'm not one to get superstitious, but seems to have struck again with UFC 2. Both Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, two stars thought to be nearly untouchable on current form before their last two matches have been overcome by huge upsets since being revealed on the box. McGregor lost to Nate Diaz over the weekend and Rousey lost to Holly Holm a few months back, just days after being revealed on the game's cover.
Now, I'm sure this whole curse has more to do with there being more distractions as stars rise, like these cover deals, but still, this is a pretty coincidental little curse. Now if Madden could not feature anyone from the Cardinals next year, I'll be happy.