Tyson Fury might not be stepping into the Octagon in the real world, but fans may well be able to use the colourful boxer virtually.
Per a report by Forbes, Fury has agreed a deal with gaming giants EA that will see him be a playable character in the latest instalment of the UFC video game franchise, EA UFC 4. The games have previously featured names like Mike Tyson and Bruce Lee.
Fury, the WBC world heavyweight champion, has become one of the most recognisable names in combat sports over the past few years and had a stunning victory over Deontay Wilder earlier this year in Las Vegas. Despite his profession as a boxer, Fury also took part in a wrestling match with the WWE and has regularly toyed with the idea of fighting under the UFC banner.
‘The Gypsy King’ has gone back and forth in public with names like Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Now, UFC fans will soon be able to play out the fixtures themselves.
No word on how good his takedown defence will be.