UFC fighter Conor McGregor is grabbing all the headlines ahead of his anticipated rematch with top lightweight contender Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, including, now, the games industry as EA prepares to launch its next UFC 4 update focused on the former double champion.
In a trailer today called “Local Lad,” a new in-game skin for McGregor is showcased within a montage that recaps his career. The new skin changes his look to the very same appearance as when he and Poirier faced off back in 2014.
McGregor was, at the time, an up and coming featherweight who was quickly capturing the world’s attention with his larger-than-life personality and impressive knockout victories. During his bout with Poirier, he donned white tudo shorts and had his hair braided in a ponytail.
The update also includes the addition UFC light heavyweight Jiri Prochazka also makes his way into the Octagon as a new playable fighter. He is set to face-off with former title-contender Dominic Reyes later this year, which perhaps explains his inclusion.
Elsewhere, Andre Bishop and Isaac Frost, have also been unlocked for immediate play. Both have been added to the heavyweight roster.
Also, world heavyweight boxing champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as free fighters until Feb. 8 via Microsoft and Sony digital stores.
Finally, new Fight Week challenges will also be implemented within the update and the below-limited edition content will be available during that time:
- 2x McGregor kits (shirts and shorts) that reflect legendary Conor quotes
- Custom profile banners and vanity
Here’s the Local Lad trailer: