Every so often, a game comes along that I have to stop and ask "Why bother?" In the case of UFC, I don't think I have ever asked myself that question so sternly. I can't really think of a good reason why a PSP version of UFC 2010 exists. Obviously being on a handheld means that this is visually inferior to the PlayStation 3 version, though it doesn't look bad for a PSP game. The in-game character models do their best to visualize the real life fighters pretty well. Occasionally, there are a few fighters who look like a pixellated mess, mostly created fighters, but the big names of UFC, like Brock Lesnar and George St. Pierre, are well represented and look like their real-life counterparts. Sure, there are some severe cutbacks in the audience animations (literally paper-thin) and referees, but those were necessary to make the real draw (the fighters) stand out more.
Although, the developers did cutback on the audio too, which might upset some players. Most of the stock music is there, but all audio commentary is ripped out unless you install UFC 2010 onto a memory stick. I was little disappointed by this because I rather enjoyed the dynamic commentary from Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg on PS3, but I did not have the space requirements on my memory stick. There is some audio recorded for cut-scenes during Career Mode and all of the live-action footage from real-life fights, but it was an interesting feeling to hear the commentators talk about your fight. For what it is worth, though, the impact of the punches and kicks still sounds just as brutal on the PSP as it did on the big TV's too.