EA Sports Makes Mike Tyson Playable Character in 'UFC 2' Game

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After spending his career in the ring, boxing great Mike Tyson is headed to the Octagon.

In digital form, at least.

EA Sports has included Tyson as a playable character in its upcoming video game UFC 2. This is the company's way of honoring a fighter who had "legendary knockout power," which helped him put together one of the best careers in boxing history.

Tyson's presence in a UFC video game would be intriguing enough for fans on its own—but it gets better. EA Sports created two different versions of the boxer:

"Iron" Mike Tyson and "Legacy" Mike Tyson will give gamers the opportunity to play with the boxer at two different stages of his fighting days, with the latter being a tribute to his entire career.

UFC President Dana White is thrilled to see Tyson included in his promotion's video game:

UFC 2 will be released March 15, and fans who pre-order the game will be able to fight with Tyson right away.

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