Bruce Lee is considered by many to be the founding father of MMA, so it is fitting that he is included as a character in the latest UFC video game from EA Sports.
Lee died in 1973, but he is still revered in fight circles and cited as an inspiration because of his unique approach to martial arts and training. His spirit continues to resonate as companies feel it is effective to use footage from his movies in commercials.
His addition to the UFC game is another example of his iconic status.
"I think it's great that my father is returning to video games with the EA UFC game," Shannon Lee, CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises, told ThePostGame. "It's a fun opportunity for people to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in a new way. EA and the UFC were great to work with and I think people will have a blast playing the game."
UFC 15 with Bruce Lee will be released June 17. Here is a look at how the project came together.