If Bruce Lee were to ever have become a professional MMA fighter, he would have likely been a bantamweight. Given his charisma, physical skills and excellent fighting philosophy, fight fans and gamers were stoked to hear that Bruce Lee will be a playable character in the new EA Sports UFC game.
It would have been nice, however, if EA Sports and the UFC could have also included the best actual bantamweight MMA fighter in the world in the game. Turns out, new UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw isn't on the roster of the new UFC video game.
So, if you're looking forward to playing out Saturday night's amazing UFC 173 drama as Dillashaw upset pound for pound great Renan Barao to win the bantamweight belt in the new video game...you can't. And, that stinks.
Sure, no one could have known that Dillashaw would become the UFC champion this weekend but he has fought in promotion since 2011 and has been a top bantamweight for some time so it's still pretty weird for him to not be a playable character in the organization's new video game. Here at Cagewriter, we don't know the ins and outs of video game programming so, without having an understanding of what, exactly, is necessary to get Dillashaw and other omitted fighters in the new UFC video game we give this unsolicited technical advice...fix it.
Make him available for download, charge extra for it, we don't know. Just get it straight.
We already had to play years of John Madden Football with the unnamed #34 as the running back for the 1985 Chicago Bears or the anonymous #32 fullback for classic 1970's Pitsburgh Steelers teams (really, Franco Harris was giving you a hard time with likeness rights?). Haven't we suffered enough, EA Sports?