THQ Announces UFC 2009 Undisputed Cover Athletes

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THQ Inc. and Zuffa, LLC today announced that fan-favorite and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin will grace the worldwide cover of the upcoming UFC 2009 Undisputed videogame. Griffin, a prominent fighter with solid striking skills, earned his initial UFC contract in 2005 after winning the first season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show.

In addition, a special cover of the game will be made available in Canada featuring current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre . Recognized for his tremendous athleticism and strengths in several mixed martial arts disciplines, St-Pierre is a Quebec native who recently received the prestigious “Canadian Athlete of the Year” award for 2008. UFC 2009 Undisputed is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PS 3, on May 19, 2009.

“We are honored to have Forrest Griffin and Georges St-Pierre as our cover athletes for UFC 2009 Undisputed,” said Scott Guthrie , executive vice president, publishing, THQ. “Both fighters are proven champions and great ambassadors for the sport of mixed martial arts.”

“Forrest Griffin and Georges St-Pierre helped elevate UFC to the place we are today,” said Dana White , president, UFC. “We are confident that these two fighters’ many strengths both inside and outside the Octagon will have the same effect on UFC 2009 Undisputed as we prepare for the game’s worldwide launch on May 19.”

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