To help promote its UFC 181 pay-per-view event, the UFC turned to DC Comics for a comic book-style poster, created by Howard Porter and Alex Sinclair.
The result, which showcases the card’s two title fights — Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks and Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez — was unveiled Friday during a press conference.
A lifelong fan of mixed martial arts, the former JLA and Flash artist said he was thrilled when asked by DC to illustrate the poster.
“I was pinching myself,” Porter told Fox Sports. “After I stopped doing backflips around the house, I just couldn’t believe it because I’m such a big fan of MMA. I didn’t think an opportunity like this would come along in my lifetime. On the onset you’re asked to do some rough sketches so you can plan for the final piece and I had the weekend to do it and I did way too many sketches because I couldn’t stop drawing these guys. I wanted to do 15 covers. I was very excited.”
UFC 181 will be held Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.
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