Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has countless stories told about him. This account from a former UFC heavyweight champion is just another tale of Tyson’s power…
During his prime, Mike Tyson was the most feared puncher in boxing. Winning the heavyweight championship at just 20 years old, ‘Iron Mike’ wreaked absolute havoc on a division filled with larger opponents.
Smashing Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Frank Bruno and more, the crazy heights of Tyson’s best years would soon be met by decline. Upset by Buster Douglas and the loss of his legendary trainer Cus D’Amato saw Tyson spiral out of control.
Years after his boxing career had finished, wild stories about Mike Tyson continue to emerge. Now starring in a one-man show that travels across America, Tyson also tries his hand at acting in movies and TV.
Mike Tyson vs. Fabricio Werdum
During one of his recent movie roles, Tyson starred alongside former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace who has competed in PRIDE FC as well as the UFC told TMZ all about the time Tyson bashed him on the nose:
“It’s amazing. Mike Tyson punched my nose, too, an accident, but he punched me and almost he broke my nose. Because I’m an actor, he’s no actor too, but he’s good, he’s a funny guy, he’s a very nice guy, but he punch very hard.”
“It almost knocked down me, but it’s good. I feel good because it’s Mike Tyson, no other guy. Maybe other guy, I don’t feel good if they punch my face, but Mike Tyson’s OK.”
Even at 51 years of age and on a movie set, Mike Tyson still packs a punch. Recent footage of a fight scene with Steven Seagal went viral when it was clear that Tyson’s speed is still terrifying.
Having starred in ‘IP Man 3’ and ‘The Hangover,’ Tyson is still as fascinating as he used to be. Although it could be argued as a negative for Tyson, his temper and dark side is undoubtedly an attraction for many.
Take this story for example:
Mike Tyson KO’s Wesley Snipes
“One night after (Mike Tyson’s girlfriend) Hope had visited MT (Mike Tyson) in his LA apartment, he told me to follow her. She had left earlier than usual, telling him that she had to visit a friend. He wanted me to find out where she went, if she made any calls, if she talked to anybody, everything that she did after leaving him that night. So I grabbed the black Lamborghini Diablo and kept a safe distance … At Roscoes, a soulfood hangout in downtown LA, she parked, got out of the car and walked over to a black Lexus … her friend turned out to be actor Wesley Snipes.
“…When Hope caught sight of him, she practically fell out of Snipes lap and onto the floor. The actor froze then waved a hand”‘Now, Mike, now, Mike, we can do this together. I dont want no problem.
“‘Let’s go into the bathroom!’ Tyson snapped.
“When I returned from the parking lot, I noticed Anthony was blocking the bathroom door. A couple minutes later we heard a big noise inside, and then Tyson emerged alone.
“After he was gone, I cracked open the bathroom door. Wesley Snipes was sitting against the far wall, head tilted to one side, unconscious.”