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Marcus Jones announced as second of four bonus characters for "UFC Undisputed 2010"

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Video game retailer GameStop announced this week that former professional footballer Marcus Jones (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the second of four playable bonus characters in the forthcoming "UFC Undisputed 2010" title.

Jones joins James McSweeney as the only two officially announced bonus characters. The remaining two will be revealed one per day on March 9 and March 16.

Customers can secure access to these bonus characters by pre-ordering the game with GameStop either in-store or online. According to the company's website, "a code and instructions to unlock the GameStop exclusive fighters will come packaged with your game."

The retailer engaged in a similar program with the THQ's debut UFC-related title, "UFC 2009 Undisputed," when Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero were offered up as incentives to reserve the game early. The two fighters were then eligible for all consumers to download 90 days after the initial release date.

The critically acclaimed title went on to sell 3.5 million units and won the "Best Individual Sports Game" at the 2009 VGA Awards, beating out the likes of "Fight Night Round 4," "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10," and "Wii Sports Resort."

Available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3, "UFC Undisputed 2010" is set for a May 25 release.

"'UFC 2009 Undisputed' opened the door for us to further share the UFC brand with videogame and fight fans around the world, and we cannot wait to return this spring with the release of 'UFC Undisputed 2010,'" UFC president Dana White stated in the official announcement of the new game.

Jones, a first-round draft pick in the 1996 NFL draft, began his MMA career in late 2007. The green but well-rounded fighter advanced to the semifinals of "The Ultimate Fighter 10" after a submission victory over Mike Wessel and a TKO win over Darrill Schoonover.

A seven-year member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones was knocked out of the competition in the semis by Brendan Schaub in one of the season's most entertaining bouts. Following the loss, Jones said he planned to walk away from the sport, but he returned for the season's live finale, only to suffer a second-round TKO loss to Matt Mitrione

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Post #1   3/6/10 3:11:05PM   

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I want Royce Gracie in a gi as a bonus character!
I want Don Frye as a bonus character!
I want Art Jimmerson with a single boxing glove as a bonus character!

Post #2   3/6/10 3:44:15PM   

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Posted by State_Champ

I want Royce Gracie in a gi as a bonus character!
I want Don Frye as a bonus character!
I want Art Jimmerson with a single boxing glove as a bonus character!






I was actually thinking the same thing.
Guys like Jones are alright but I would prefer to have "Legends" as bonus characters.
Give us a prime Don Frye,Royce Gracie,Ken Shamrock,etc.
Nothing wrong with Marcus Jones but this announcement does nothing to get me any more excited for the game. Jones just hasn't done anything for me to even get pumped about the possiblity of playing as him.
But if legends were bonus characters I would be even more excited for 2010.

Post #3   3/6/10 3:55:57PM   

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obvious bonus characters will be tuf fighters
last 2 must be shaub and meat head

i expect roy nelson to already be in the game

Post #4   3/6/10 4:17:48PM   

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Yeah this does nothing for me . I agree with you guys give me some legends! Don Frye, Marco Ruas, Bas Rutten, Maurice Smith, the dude with the one boxing glove, something.

Post #5   3/6/10 5:44:53PM   

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Oh cool Marcus Jones.

So does this mean they're going to have a 4th style of striking since he can't box, kickbox, or do muay thai ?

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Posted by Kpro

Oh cool Marcus Jones.

So does this mean they're going to have a 4th style of striking since he can't box, kickbox, or do muay thai ?



You'll now be able to choose between striking, grappling and gardening when creating a fighter in Career Mode.

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More catering to the casual fans. Leaning towards EA MMA now.Jones shouldn't be a bonus character, he should be one of the guys you fight at the beginning of career mode.

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Posted by Kpro

Oh cool Marcus Jones.

So does this mean they're going to have a 4th style of striking since he can't box, kickbox, or do muay thai ?




Yes. With this 4th style instead of punches and kicks, the buttons do the "stand still" and "stick your chin out' commands.

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Post #9   3/7/10 1:23:53PM