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Mike Tyson Says He Would Have “Tapped Out” If He Was Competing in UFC



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Mike Tyson will make his hugely anticipated return to the boxing ring against former multiple division Champion Roy Jones Jr. Ahead of the potential showdown on November 28th later this year. Tyson has been creating a lot of buzz with videos of his intense training session going viral online. In a recent interaction, Mike Tyson was asked how good a MMA fighter he would have been had he started training from an early age.  Tyson stated that he would have learned wrestling and take-down defense, and felt that he would have been a great UFC fighter.

“I could have done all of that stuff. But once someone steps on my foot. My feet are my weak. You step on my feet, I am gonna tap out.” Tyson said.

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Mike Tyson is not the first boxer interested to fight a UFC fighter

As much as fight fans would love watching UFC fighters compete against some of the greatest boxers, boxers stepping inside the octagon is also something that would pull in big crowds. Earlier, the likes of Tyson Fury have stated that he would have loved to compete inside the UFC octagon. However, he would like to do so under boxing rules. In the past, cross-sport match-up between former dual Champion Conor McGregor vs arguably the greatest of all time Mike Tyson have showcased the kind of anticipation a match-up between a UFC fighter and a boxing great can create. With Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic expressing their desire to compete inside the octagon, and Conor McGregor set to take on Manny Pacquiao according to the manager of both the athletes, there’s a reason to believe that we could be in for more boxing bouts between UFC fighters and professional boxers. Earlier, UFC Dana White stated that he has an exciting news for boxing fans and he would reveal it after UFC 254.

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