Ever wondered how Mike Tyson would have fared in the Octagon? Well, the new EA Sports 2 video game is your best chance of finding out as he’s just been unveiled as a playable character.

“Fans who pre-order EA SPORTS UFC 2 will get instant day-one access to Tyson, and all players can unlock him by progressing in the game and making it to the Hall of Fame in Career Mode,” reads a statement from EA Sports. “The former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world packs the strongest punching power of any fighter in the game and will fight across two different weight classes: light heavyweight and heavyweight.

Two versions of Tyson are coming to the game: “Iron” Mike Tyson based on his climb to stardom and string of invincible fights in the eighties; and “Legacy” Mike Tyson, developed with the end of his illustrious career in mind. Fans who pre-order the standard edition of EA SPORTS UFC 2 will get day-one access to “Iron” Mike Tyson. Those who opt for the Deluxe Edition will receive both “Iron” Mike as well as “Legacy” Mike Tyson. Both versions are available to unlock by progressing in the game.”

Tyson is known to be a big fan of the UFC and has been spotted at cage-side many times over the years, so it’s no surprise that he was more than happy to have the opportunity to feature in the game.

“As a huge fan, I’m honored to be part of EA Sports and explore the world of mixed martial arts,” Tyson said. “I follow UFC very closely, and it’s going to be very cool to see how I would stack up against these amazing MMA athletes.”

Check out a new EA Sports 2 trailer featuring Tyson below.

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