THQ Cuts Fighter From UFC Video Game Because of His Hair
Here is a funny story from the world of THQ. If you played UFC 2009: Undisputed, you might have observed that the MMA fighter Clay Guida, was noticeably absent from the game. The reason for Guida not being included with the game, wasn’t because the publisher thought he is an unpopular fighter or anything like that, in fact it was the complete opposite.
According to Fight! magazine, he is unavailable because of his, get this — hair. Apparently, Guida’s hallmark hair was to shaggy for the developer ‘Yuke’s‘, to program the game without it clipping the other fighters. Basically, his mop would go through the other character on the screen, giving it an unrealistic look.
At one point, the team was so frustrated with his hair, THQ made a cash offer to Guida to trim his hairstyle, so gamers would think the game was up-to-date. Guida obviously declined the check, and stuck with his signature hair — which I think was a better move on his part.
In the end, UFC gamers had one less fighter to choose from because of Yukes inability to program long hair. Here is a tip to both Yuke’s and THQ: Just trim the hair in the game. Problem solved. *Wink*.