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Bruce Lee Revealed as Playable Fighter in EA Sports UFC
« on: April 07, 2014, 06:45:13 am »
Bruce Lee Revealed as Playable Fighter in EA Sports UFC
By Steven Rondina , Featured Columnist Apr 6, 2014


Bruce Lee Revealed as Playable Fighter in EA Sports UFC
Associated Press

For the past week, EA Sports has been teasing a "mystery fighter" in their upcoming MMA game, EA Sports UFC. While the big reveal was supposed to take place April 7, several Gamestop stores have unintentionally spilled the beans on the enigmatic playable character.

Indeed, as many suspected, the mystery fighter is martial arts legend Bruce Lee. took a snapshot of a poster at a local Gamestop, which advertises Lee as a pre-order bonus (you can check out their story here via Alex Schlinsky).

Last week, EA released clues hinting at who the mystery fighter would be, including that he never fought in the UFC, would be playable in four weight classes and was born in the United States. The most obvious clue, however, came when they teased what his trunks would look like:

In spite of the fact that Lee died 20 years before UFC 1, he has long been closely associated with the world's top mixed martial arts promotion. In a 2004 interview, UFC President Dana White (via Fight Times) said the following:

Actually, the father of mixed martial arts, if you will, was Bruce Lee. If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style. You take a little something from everything. You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away.

On top of that, the UFC has long produced Bruce Lee memorabilia, ranging from t-shirts to action figures, and has used that relationship to promote themselves in Asian markets.

For the EA Sports UFC (and, indeed, UFC games in general), this is not a particularly strange departure from the norm. THQ's UFC Undisputed series largely included UFC fighters as playable characters, but it also sported TapouT founders "Mask," "Skyscrape" and "Punkass." Before that, in the UFC: Throwdown and UFC: Tapout series, players could choose to fight as UFC personalities Dana White, UFC chairman Lorenzo Fertitta or ring announcer Bruce Buffer.

In addition to Lee, EA Sports UFC is projected to feature approximately 100 total characters across the UFC's nine weight classes. It is projected to come out Spring 2014 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4.

For more updates, check out the official EA Sports UFC website here, and keep an eye on Bleacher Report.

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Re: Bruce Lee Revealed as Playable Fighter in EA Sports UFC
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 08:32:04 am »
Aw man, I bet my old pal, Omar would love to hear this!

Dude was a Bruce Lee fan since...