Bruce Lee Confirmed for EA Sports UFC 2, Here's How to Unlock Him

"We are once again honored to include Bruce on our roster of in-game fighters."

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The late martial arts master Bruce Lee, who appeared in many movies but never fought professionally, will be a playable character in EA Sports UFC 2, developers announced today. This is Lee's second appearance in EA's UFC franchise following his debut with the first EA Sports UFC game in 2014.

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In a blog post, EA described Lee as "one of the most gifted, dangerous, and chariasmatic martial artists in history. We are once again honored to include Bruce on our roster of in-game fighters."

If you bought the first EA Sports UFC game and also pick up the sequel, you will be able to play as Lee right away for free. Lee can compete in the Welterweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions.

That's not the only way to unlock him, however. You can add Lee to your roster once you beat EA Sports UFC 2's career mode. Doing this also unlocks Mike Tyson, Bas Rutten, and Kazushi Sakuraba. Alternatively, these three characters can be obtained from day one if you preorder.

Additionally, EA Access members who download EA Sports UFC (one of the platform's 15 free games) and log into the game's online servers will unlock Lee for EA Sports UFC 2 when it launches.

Lee appeared in movies like Enter the Dragon and The Way of the Dragon before his death in 1973. Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee's daughter, says that while her father may have never fought professionally, in some ways, he more of a real fighter than a lot of MMA brawlers today because he "lived and breathed" martial arts.

EA Sports UFC 2 launches on March 15 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more on the game--which features Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor on the cover--you can read GameSpot's interview with producer Brian Hayes.

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This seems so out of place, i mean don't get me wrong, mad respect for Bruce Lee but to be on a UFC game? is just doesn't seem to fit at all, is not like having Ali on a modern Boxing game since Ali was in fact a Boxer, but Bruce Lee never fought profesionally, besides we all know Bruce for his movies and his in movie abilities, having him to fight on a UFC ring seems so out of context.

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"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water if you put water in the cup it becomes the cup and water can flow or it can crash.." - Kenny Florian

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@Legend002: Who's Kenny Florian? That quote is said by Lee.

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@chaosbrigade: Kenny Florian was a UFC fighter who know serves as a commentator for them on ufc fight night and ufc on fox.

He was one of the best fighters to come from the ufc reality series "The Ultimate Fighter) from the first season (which also gave us the great Diego Sanchez).

He ended up having to retire due to injuries he sustained over his career, hence why he now works as a commentator.

Regarding Legend's comment I think the joke is that Kenny was recently suspended by fox for having an article published that had parts from another writer and he didn't credit the other writer.

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Why is Bruce Lee in a UFC game?He never fought in the UFC or any other fighting organization.Don't get me wrong he is a legend and why we have martial arts today. Still why not Chuck Norris he was a legit fighter?Even better how about Van Damme who was a middle weight kickboxing champion with a amateur record of 48 fights 44 wins 4 loses and a kickboxing record of 19 fights 18 wins all by knockout with only 1 lose

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@flames325: Because Lee was the one who popularized MMA, if not the founder of it.

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@flames325: Your argument just goes on to mention more fighters that were not in UFC. So what is your point?

He is in the game because he is one of the greatest martial artist that has ever walked the earth. He founded Jeet Kune Do. He battled racism, poverty, health and literally fought a Kung Fu master to prove his words after they challenged him to close his school. The man is a legend, martial artist, academic, scientist and he had some time to write, produce, direct and act in a few films.

Chuck Norris and Van Damme are simply actors they did not change human combat forever.

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@flames325: Yeah well that's business :).

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Bruce Lee is a fu**ing legend!

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buying this just for him!

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Chuck! Chuck! Chuck! Chuck! Chuck!

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CAF! CAF! CAF! CAF! CAF!

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Good I approve!

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