Just like all of you, I have been majorly disappointed by the newest entry to the Mortal Kombat series. Does it deliver on great graphics, better gameplay, and a fun story? – Hell Yes. However, in this game about evil robots and colorful ninjas, there just isn’t a sense of realism. For instance, how can we take the battle between the woman made of bugs and the guy with robot arms seriously if we know neither of them can take Conor’s big left hand (no one can.) Here are 5 MMA fighters that could save Mortal Kombat 11 from complete disaster.
The Red King – Ares, The Canadian Psycho?!?! He already sounds like a Mortal Kombat character. Now on the surface, you may be thinking “wow the person writing this article is smart and handsome, of course Rory MacDonald would be great DLC for MK11 he’s such a violent fighter.” Wrong. His inclusion on this list has nothing to do with how good of a fighter he is, and everything to do with his terror inducing stare
Imagine trying to get a funny pre-fight intro whilst glaring at this horror? Exactly! Suck it Johnny Cage.
The guy who beat Matt Hughes twice? Yes, but also once again: that’s totally irrelevant. He’s on here for one reason and those of you who remember his latest UFC run know exactly why he’s earned a place on this illustrious list.
Obviously, his inclusion is based more on the business side of things than anything else. Think of all the characters that can eventually equip his iconic Training Mask thong! Not only will this right the wrong that is Mortal Kombat 11’s costume controversy, but it will also give the fans of the series something they never knew they wanted, Scorpion in a thong!
Antonio ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira
“Ugh, it’s so unrealistic how all these video game characters keep getting killed and then instantly keep coming back to life”; how many times have you heard this throughout the years? With Big Nog’s inclusion we can finally get a real answer to that question… The man got hit by a bus as a kid and then spent his adult life recovering by getting into cage fights for money. He’s going on this fucking list. End of story.
Bonus Fatality: He feeds his opponent carrots until they die of too much Vitamin A.
Not only does this man literally just bleed violence with his kill or be killed fighting style, but he has the best weapon-based chest tattoo in the entire fighting game business. Now some of you might be thinking “a chest tattoo shouldn’t be enough to get someone in a video game” and to that I have two things to say: 1. How dare you. 2. You are wrong.
When compared to other MMA chest tattoos, his is not only less phallic, but it could be fucking awesome watching him grip a hammer from his chest, smashing Sub Zero over the head with it, and then putting it back on his chest (like that bad guy from that terrible Elektra movie.)
Who else could possible top our list? Not only can he have some sort of awesome firefighter-esque move-set, but he could potentially have one of the best character intros out of anyone in the game. Imagine Shao Kahn trying to come up with a comeback with from Stipe’s incoherent ramblings? Seriously, with his inclusion he could be the 2nd worst MMA fighter turned voice actor in the game.