EA Sports launched the reveal trailer for the latest title in the UFC series, UFC 4. The cover will feature two of UFC’s top fighters, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya and UFC welterweight contender Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. Furthermore, this title will feature boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as bonus playable fighters. UFC 4 will focus mode on the “create a fighter” aspect where players can make legends out of their fighters.
Those of you who follow UFC closely must be aware of the “UFC cover curse.”
For those who do not know what it is, it is an observation many have made. Fighters who have featured on the covers of UFC video game titles over the years have met with misfortune immediately after. This can be considered a superstition but well it seems to keep happening.
And now, the UFC cover curse has claimed its latest victim. Immediately after it was announced that Jorge Masvidal will feature on the cover of UFC 4, he lost to Kamaru Usman at the UFC 251 Welterweight main event yesterday. Although Jorge does not have a championship title yet, he holds a massive record of 35 wins and 14 losses.
Moreover, Usman was not even supposed to fight “Gamebred” Masvidal that night. He was supposed to fight Gilbert Burns. However, since Burns’ trainer tested positive for COVID-19 and UFC president, Dana White, did not want to ruin the night, Masvidal was brought in instead. Well, does it sound cursed enough?
Take a look at this reply to the above tweet.
Yes, people do take this curse seriously, and as it turns out, for good reason too.
Given the circumstances, we believe we can do without trash-talking our boy Israel Adesanya refusing the fight against Costa (too many times, but okay). Incidentally, Adesanya has a perfect victory record in UFC. And that is meant to bring second thoughts on the fighter’s mind when he has just featured on the UFC 4 cover.
Do you think the curse will claim Izzy as well?
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