A longtime supporter of mixed martial arts beginning with the popular UFC reality series “The Ultimate Fighter,” Spike TV this week released its own on-line mixed martial arts video game entitled “MMA Training Ground.”
According to a spokesman for Spike, “MMA Training Ground is a prime example of the content that Spike.com wants to create for MMA fans to establish them as a leader in entertainment on the web and prove their commitment to creating a unique element for fans to enjoy.”
The game leads the player through learning fighting skills – from punching to kicking to takedowns to submission – en route to a full on fight. You have to master one skill-set, such as punching, before moving on to the next, unlocking each category as it is conquered, before finally being eligible to fight.
Of course, MMA Training Ground isn’t quite on the same graphical level as many home gamers are used to on powerful systems such as PlayStation, Xbox, or Wii, but it shouldn’t be expect to be as a free on-line offering.
As The Ultimate Fighter is gearing up for its eighth season, Spike has steadily been ramping up its mixed martial arts offerings. Along with the reality series and UFC Fight Night events on television, Spike has long had video content online and recently added fighter blogs and now MMA Training Ground, all geared towards capturing the attention of MMA fans.