Absolutely false, I get FIFA every year and it's always much improved.
FIFA is made by a different subsidiarity. Made by the same people who make the perennially pretty good EA NHL series, and the dead but good NBA Street games.
EA MMA is made by the same people that make that perennial piece of shit Madden.
EA MMA is tolerable, but still pretty unbalanced and poor overall. Better than 2010 which is one of the worst fighting games ever made, but much worse than 2009.