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Mike Tyson Paid A Fan $8 Million For "Breaking Their F**king Jaw" In Autograph Dispute

Mike Tyson Paid A Fan $8 Million For "Breaking Their F**king Jaw" In Autograph Dispute

Mike Tyson has claimed he once paid a fan $8 million for "breaking their f**king jaw" after an argument over an autograph.

'Iron Mike' is one of the greatest boxer's of all-time but he would regularly let his temper get the better of him at the height of fame.

Fans would flock for a chance to meet Tyson and he admitted it all ended up being too much.

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Speaking on his Hotboxin' podcast, the 54-year-old said per The Sun: "I was that guy, trippin', hitting people because they're f**king with me too much for autographs.

"I f***ing knocked them out or would break their f***ing jaw. I started signing those cheques and that's what broke my spirit.

"These guys were getting $4m [£3.1m], $8m [£6.2m], I don't even know these guys - who are these guys?"

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He attended the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao weigh-in back in 2015 and was grabbed by a fan looking for a selfie.

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Tyson is currently training for a return to in-ring action and he will be going up against Roy Jones Jr on November 28.

He is looking in top condition and even thinks he could mix it up with some of boxing's current heavyweights.

Tyson told TMZ Sports: "Listen, I'm very interested.

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"If doing that means that we can have bigger charity exponents, well be it. I'm down to do that too."

When asked specifically about getting in the ring with Anthony Joshua, the Brooklyn-native responded: "I would love to do that. That would be mind-blowing."

"Listen, it's entertainment. It's just for charity, it's for a good cause, but we're giving our best."

Are you excited to see Mike Tyson step back into a boxing ring?

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, News, Boxing, Legends

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.