Well, UFC's popularity continues to rise while boxing continues its unfortunate decline.
Maybe that's part of the reason Electronic Arts has put their esteemed Fight Night franchise on hold. They want their talented EA Canada team to focus on a new UFC game.
According to IGN , EA's long-running boxing series has been temporarily sidelined:
"Right now, a great portion of the core of the Fight Night team are actually the team that are building UFC. Do I see a future for Fight Night? You know, sure. But right now, UFC is where our fighting focus is."
The last game in the well-received franchise was Fight Night Champion in 2011, which introduced a new "Full Spectrum" punch control system. Don't forget that this series got its start as Knockout Kings , which was another popular series in the previous generation. But these days, it's really all about the Ultimate Fighting Championship…kinda miss the good ol' days of Tyson, Sugar Ray, Foreman, etc. And I really miss Mike Tyson's Punch-Out .
Hell, who doesn't?