Initial reviews have been positive with Metacritic giving the Xbox 360 version a score of 79% after 55 reviews (78% after 42 reviews for the PS3 version)   and Game Rankings giving the Xbox360 version a score of % after 39 reviews (% after 25 reviews for the PS3 Version).   While EA Sports MMA remains a critical success thus far, it hasn't had the same success financially. According to a Cowen & Company analyst, sales of EA Sports MMA have been poor, with analyst Doug Creutz saying it’s “more or less dead on arrival at retail". 
Despite the team's recent success in the UFC with the championships held by Silva, Machida and Nogueira, there had been much unrest due to non-competition related affairs. It appears that the team has moved or will be moving from their current location at X-Gym due to unresolvable disputes, and in a December 2007 interview Anderson Silva was quoted as stating that due to certain 'brand problems' the name Black House was likely to change following the move.  On May 16, 2008, Silva and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira opened the Nogueira and Silva Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Miami , Florida .