Video-game fans are well aware of The Madden Curse, where athletes fortunate enough to grace the cover of the annual football franchise end up either on the injured list, or they turn in a season full of numbers much lower than they should have.
While making the cover of a video game is hardly cause for you to have an unproductive season, the connection is still there.
Madden fans aren't the only ones seeing some of their favorites affected by the novelty of video-game fame. UFC fans are seeing a bit of the same curse afflicting them. While UFC Undisputed 3 cover-star Anderson Silva is down with an injury right now, he is hardly a man I worry about. This is a tale of the curse of downloadable content!
When UFC Undisputed 3 announced the game roster, there were a handful of notable fighters that had gone missing.
Thankfully, THQ quickly remedied that by announcing that pre-orders of the new game would come with a downloadable-content pack of four fighters: Phil Davis, Brian Stann, Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Nick Diaz. If only THQ had left those poor boys alone.