05:26 PM - April 20, 2016 by MMChrisS
There may or may not be an EA Sports UFC Cover Curse -- but what I do know is that EA Sports UFC 2 lost half of its cover star-power when Conor McGregor decided to shock the world and retire yesterday.
This obviously comes as a shock -- and as of yet there has been no reasoning for McGregor's departure from UFC.
EA Sports UFC 2 obviously is now down a cover athlete, and more importantly MMA is down a pretty big star heading into a huge UFC event on July 9, 2016. There are a couple of interesting questions on whether EA releases a new edition of the game with a new cover and if there's any possibility that McGregor could be removed from the game. The latter seems unlikely, but its not impossible -- especially if there's really bad blood between UFC/McGregor.
What do you think? Is McGregor's sudden retirement a problem for EA at all? Will there be problems for the UFC?
Update: In a statement on Facebook, it appears McGregor says he's not retired after all (4/21).