In a little over two hundred and forty hours, the final EA MMA Live Broadcast will be going down on Xbox 360 and PS3. It’s a bittersweet goodbye on the one year anniversary of EA MMA’s launch, but the night will fueled by the culmination of The Rise to Greatness tournament, an invitation only 64 man tournament to crown the true and final king of EA MMA. Participants include a who’s who in the EA MMA community: former MiddleEasy champions Tha Premiere and RUSHstPierre, as well as Brotha Lynch and other top players on the EA MMA leaderboard.
After a few hectic months of fights, The Rise to Greatness tournament will finally come to a conclusion at the final Live Broadcast on October 19th. We thought you should get to know the personalities behind the fighters, so this weekend I flew to Australia to interview one of the final four combatants in this epic tournament: Ricky Huxtable. Here is what he had to say about himself.
“My name is Ricky I’m 25 yrs old. I live in Geelong, Australia, and it is an honour to be considered as one of the best in this game, it is still a little overwhelming, never thought I would make it this far. But I practice a lot in fightcards with bdogg,kingseyton, mauler, jon-doe the list could go on. I guarantee none of them take it easy on me so it keeps me on my toes and ready…the most exciting thing about this is, it is the last Live Broadcast and I couldnt be more privliged and proud to take part in the last LB and on top of that the main fight against Tooyoka. To get past all of the great fighters in the Last few LB’s to make it this far is an achievement in itself…Wow. Gaming background: Well I love my fighting games, as soon as EA MMA came out and i saw the smoothness of the online play i quit every other game and focused all on MMA haha.
What is your record in the bright lights of a Live Broadcast? I am pretty sure i am 4-1 now on LB, but I can only find 3-1 so not to sure. Ive had a lot of tourney matches to make the LB and succeeded in that, but yeah first ever fight I had on LB was against Da Bas Man which I lost due to KO that was a fair while ago. After that I was determined not to put on a display like that again, so the next chance I got I was going to triumph haha. Then I heard about The Rise to Greatness the best of the best, first on the list was Rolltider who I defeated via Ko to get the win and move on to the top 8. Next was Lord high MMA the commentators said we were both 2-1 at this stage that’s why im unsure if my record is 4-1 or 3-1 I like 4-1 better. Me and lord high had a bit of a war going on so I was extra determined to put him out of the race and succeeded by GnP, to put myself into the top 4, me vs king seyton. I have a lot of respect for king we have fought many of times and no matter what the outcome of this fight I knew it was going to be clean and fair. Fortunately for me i was able to beat the king or (touchmypepe) again Via GnP to get into the top 2 and the Main Event of RiKsta Vs TooYoKa…, im still surprised I got here, there were a lot of great fighters to get through, and I’m pretty sure I was rated as an underdog for this which makes this even more exciting.
There are a few spots left to get on this incredible Live Broadcast, hop on Xbox 360 and add MiddleEasy to your Xbox friends list. Sunday Night Fights starts at 10pm est!