When EA Sports announced there would be a special “mystery fighter” in their “EA Sports UFC” video game, the writing was practically plastered all over the octagon wall that it was martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
UFC president Dana White has previously referred to Lee as the “father of MMA,” the promotion has had a longstanding relationship with Lee’s daughter, they sell officially licensed Bruce Lee clothing on UFC.com and EA said the mystery fighter would be available to compete in four weight classes (Lee could likely of fought from 125-155 pounds).
EA announced Sunday that Lee is in fact the mystery fighter in their highly-anticipated video game.
Lee died mysteriously in 1973 at the age of 32, but his legacy lives on stronger than ever. Now fans can bring him back to video game life inside the cage, where he’ll be donning his infamous “Game of Death”- themed tights.
“EA Sports UFC” is expected to launch on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 on June 17.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo featuring Lee: