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THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC video game license

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By Samit Sarkar

Defunct publisher THQ is suing Electronic Arts and Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), over the UFC video game license, which THQ formerly held and EA now possesses.

In the complaint, which THQ filed on Oct. 4 in U.S. District Court in Delaware, THQ alleges that EA and Zuffa worked together to bring about the termination of THQ’s licensing agreement with Zuffa for the UFC series, as well as the transfer of that agreement to EA.

THQ originally signed a licensing agreement with Zuffa in January 2007 to produce UFC video games. Under the deal, the publisher released three well-received UFC titles: UFC Undisputed 2009 (May 2009), UFC Undisputed 2010 (May 2010) and UFC Undisputed 3 (February 2012). But by…

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