According to a press release issued by the UFC and Electronic Arts today, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will be on the cover of the new UFC video game, 'EA Sports UFC'. The game will arrive on shelves next year. A short quote from Bones was included in the release:
It's another one of those surreal moments, one of those moments you just have to step back and pinch yourself and realize I'm not dreaming.
There will be a second cover though, and a fan vote will decide which fighter wins that honor. The vote will be sponsored by Metro PCS and will consist of a "weekly, round-by-round, head-to-head elimination tournament". The sixteen fighters included in the fan vote are as follows:
Chris Weidman, Georges St-Pierre, Jose Aldo, Dominick Cruz, Demetrious Johnson, Ronda Rousey, Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier, Junior dos Santos, Urijah Faber, Alexander Gustafsson, Ben Henderson, Johny Hendricks, Chael Sonnen and Miesha Tate.
You can start voting today at UFC.com/covervote.
UPDATE -The sixteenth fighter is Anthony Pettis.
Voting has opened now. Here are the eight first-round matchups:
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate
Urijah Faber vs. Michael Bisping
Anthony Pettis vs. Demetrious Johnson
Georges St. Pierre vs. Chris Weidman
Johny Hendricks vs. Dominick Cruz
Jose Aldo vs. Ben Henderson
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Daniel Cormier
Junior dos Santos vs. Chael Sonnen