CONOR MCGREGOR’S scrap with Floyd Mayweather wasn’t the primary time a UFC fighter has taken on a boxer.
Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson set the fad with Jon Jones again within the day after they met for a funny story side road brawl.
Again in 2014, UFC light-weight champion Jones was once getting ready to tackle Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas in a bid to shield his belt.
And he noticed the easiest alternative to have a warm-up when he ran into Tyson in the street.
A chum filmed the instant the 2 jokingly sparred together with Jones’ playful slap on his fellow American.
Tyson, who closing fought in 2005, took it in excellent spirits prior to the pair laughed and embraced.
Jones would pass on to overcome Cormier however was once later stripped of his identify after failing a drug check.
He then rectified his mistake by way of knocking out Alexander Gustafsson in 2018 and has since defended his international identify 4 instances.
His newest identify defence got here towards Dominick Reyes in February after being taken all 5 rounds within the octagon.
It sounds as if Iron Mike will have to have left an affect on him after Jones in comparison himself to the previous heavyweight champion.
He mentioned: “Sadly for a few of my fanatics, Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes, I couldn’t put them away and so they challenged me.
“And there’s excellent in that.
“One in all Mike Tyson’s greatest issues was once that he was once so dominant, other folks misplaced passion.
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“Lovers were given their cash’s price this night by way of seeing me pass during the ringer and getting to look the guts of a champion.
“That’s completely definitely worth the 60 greenbacks you paid on pay-per-view. So there’s excellent. There’s excellent on this.”
Tyson continues to be throwing jabs however is dealing with much less intimidating combatants after importing a video of him sparring together with his canine.
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