The meteoric rise of mixed-martial arts through the UFC has hurt the world of boxing quite a bit. As some of the biggest names in boxing couldn’t agree to fight one another, Manny Pacquiao & Floyd Mayweather for example, the UFC has continuously booked top-notch fight cards that fans of the sport couldn’t help but want to view.
While the Fight Night series has been a staple for the EA SPORTS label, it has been put on hold thanks to the development of EA SPORTS UFC. Andrew Wilson of EA SPORTS stated that, “Right now, a great portion of the core of the Fight Night team are actually the team that are building UFC”. When asked if he saw a future for the Fight Night series, Wilson stated, “Do I see a future for Fight Night? You know, sure. But right now, UFC is where our fighting focus is.”
Both consumer demand for the series to return and a rise in popularity of boxing may be needed for EA SPORTS to look back at bringing the Fight Night series back. What do you think about the decision by EA SPORTS? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or continue the discussion on Facebook or Twitter.