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Mike Tyson is a pre-order bonus for EA Sports UFC 2

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Mike Tyson

Look, Mike Tyson may have been a pigeon-loving ear-biter of a maniac who has become surprisingly lovable outside of the ring lately, but hot damn could he throw a punch. Mike Tyson at his prime was an almost unstoppable force of nature, a small boxer with a massive build that threw extinction-level event hooks and straights from a peekaboo position.

Tyson dominated boxing for many years before his career in the ring entered a downward spiral, facing Kevin McBride in a final match that effectively retired an unmotivated and tired legend. But you think of Tyson at his best, his most brutal and you wonder how he would have done in an octagon instead of a regular four-sided ring. Well wonder no more, as Iron Mike is headed to EA Sports UFC 2.

Available as a pre-order bonus, Tyson will have the “strongest punching power of any fighter in the game” according to the EA press release, and will be available for light heavyweight and heavyweight bouts. There’ll be two versions of Tyson that players can make use of: His Iron Mike persona which is based on Tyson at his peak, and Legacy Mike Tyson which looks at an older and more experienced version of the boxer.

He’ll be available as either a pre-order bonus or an unlockable character who can be earned by progressing through EA Sports UFC 2 and making it into the Hall of Fame in Career Mode. I’ve always wondered how other fighters would do in the MMA. When you’ve got a more flexible system of fighting, that takes brawlers to the ground very quickly, can an unstoppable punching machine with fists of steel meet his match?

Hell if I know, but even my digital face is fearing having to go one on one with Tyson. My digital ears are especially worried. EA Sports UFC 2 is out on March 17 worldwide for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Last Updated: January 21, 2016

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  1. So any time you fight Tyson, you just take him down and offer him some GnP or submission. James Toney vs Randy Couture, anyone?


  2. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 21, 2016 at 08:48

  3. Gavin Mannion

    January 21, 2016 at 08:48

    You have failed this article


  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 21, 2016 at 08:49



  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 21, 2016 at 08:50

    Tyson and CM Punk? UFC 2 is starting to sound a lot like the WWE 2k17!


  6. Hammersteyn

    January 21, 2016 at 08:54

    I see Bas Ruttens name as well….


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      January 21, 2016 at 08:58

      He was actually pretty funny in “Here comes the Boom”


      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2016 at 09:00

        He’s a funny guy all round


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      January 21, 2016 at 08:59

      Back when MMA wasn’t a girly sport! Bas Rutten for president!


      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2016 at 09:02

        Fun fact, the fighting style is called Pancrase. Predates MMA but one big difference is you can’t punch someone in the face but slaps are fine, so what you have is guys dishing out PKs left and right


    • Original Heretic

      January 21, 2016 at 09:01

      El Guapo is a legend!! He was absolutely amazing in his day and as a colour commentator, he was king in Pride! “Heeeee’s not HUMAAAAAAN!”


    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      January 21, 2016 at 09:06

      Those guys took a Bas to the knee


      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2016 at 09:28



  7. HairyEwok

    January 21, 2016 at 09:03

    I can see this being a thing in the game… Extra DLC gives you ear guards.


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