High Five: MMA's Brendan Schaub Lists His Favorite Old-School Video Games

High Five: MMA's Brendan Schaub Lists His Favorite Old-School Video Games

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When it comes to brutal yet legal activities (in most states, sorry New York), there isn't really anything like MMA. Yeah, there's a good amount of technical fighting and grappling and such, but let's be real: If you enjoy watching a man get beaten to unconsciousness, then this sport was made for you. For those who wish to get in on the action without leaving with a cracked cranium, THQ has the perfect solution: UFC Undisputed 2010 (out May 25), the follow-up to last year's sleeper hit.

Complex caught up with Brendan Schaub—the pro football player-turned-UFC heavyweight, Ultimate Fighter runner-up, and now video-game hero—to get his thoughts on Undisputed 2010 as well as his favorite old-school video games of all time...

Tecmo Super Bowl

TECMO SUPER BOWL (1991)
"It's Tecmo Super Bowl man! Who hasn't used Tecmo Bo in that game before? You can hit A and just run through guys and break tackles all day like it's nothing. [Laughs.]

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Street Fighter

STREET FIGHTER SERIES (1987-present)
"This is another classic. It's really the godfather of all arcade-style fighting games. I just loved this game as a kid and I was a huge Ryu fan."

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Sonic

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (1991)
"I just love the non-stop speed in that game. All you have to do was hit forward and A to just jump over everything. Sonic is a gaming icon."

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NBA Jam

NBA JAM (1993)
"He's on fire! [Laughs.] Do I really need to say anything more about NBA Jam? That was my absolute favorite part of that game. Once you got to that point, you couldn't be stopped."

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madden08

MADDEN SERIES (1989-present)
"Madden is legendary. From the very beginning, to what it is today, it's always been great."

BONUS QUESTIONS:

Complex: Do you feel your fighting attributes in UFC Undisputed 2010 are accurate?

Brendan: I think so. This is first time I'm in a video game and you can't expect them to go crazy with it. So, I think they did a pretty good job.

Complex: Did you win your first match in the game?

Brendan: I got hustled by [UFC fighter] Matt Serra. He let me pick myself, and he knocked me out in like 30 seconds. The guy is a big stud at the game.

Complex: What's your favorite aspect of the game?

Brendan: The game is so realistic. Just how fluid the game is, in the stand-ups and the submissions. It's like no other game that I've played before.

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