Mike Tyson says that he has no intention of fighting UFC legend Conor McGregor in a Mixed Martial Arts bout because the Irishman would be allowed to step on his feet.
‘Iron Mike’ revealed the bizarre reason during a episode of the Dan Patrick Show.
Of course the former heavyweight champ believes that he could ‘whoop McGregor’s a**’ in the boxing ring.
But in the Dubliner’s domain Tyson reckons he would not have the upper hand.
“I don’t think I wanna do that,” Mike Tyson said about the prospect of fighting Conor McGregor in the Octagon on the Dan Patrick Show.
“Not because Conor might kick my a**, it’s just because Conor has the right to step on my feet.
“If anybody steps on my feet I’m tapping out. He doesn’t need to hit me,” Tyson said jokingly.
“If he steps on my feet when we get out the ring it’s gonna be a problem. Then we’ll have some police involved. We’ll have the lawyer involved. It’s gonna be ugly,” he added.
Following a long hiatus from the sport of boxing, Tyson will return to action against Roy Jones Jr in September in an exhibition bout.
The 51-year-old Jones Jr will face 54-year-old Tyson on September 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
Andre Ward and Eddie Hearn exchanged words on social media on Monday night after the British promoter’s latest remarks regarding the clash.
Hearn said in a recent interview that the exhibition would be ‘an absolute disaster’ if it were waved off because one of the participants attempted a knockout.
An article based on the quotes from this interview was then put up with the headline: “Hearn Warns That Tyson-Jones Could Be ‘An Absolute Disaster’”
Upon seeing this, Ward tweeted: “With all due respect to Mr Hearn, who seems to have a lot to say about everyone else’s business, [he] should manage his own affairs across the pond, and let everyone else do the same.
“His opinion is not the absolute voice on what’s good for boxing. Carry on.”
Hearn replied: “Blimey Andre old chap, I got asked my opinion.
“Might be worth reading the article over the headline, ‘If a commissioner called it off that would be a disaster.’
“It’s called click bait.”
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