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Mike Tyson dreams of being ‘guinea pig’ for psychedelic drug trial

Jayden Collins

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Mike Tyson dreams of being ‘guinea pig’ for psychedelic drug trial

Mike Tyson has admitted to dreaming of being a guinea pig to trial a new psychedelic drug by the name of DMXT.

The boxing legend hasn’t been shy about his passion for extra curricular substances, previously revealing ‘Toad Venom’ convinced to return to the ring in 2020, according to The Sun.

The Baddest Man on the Planet retired from the sport of boxing in 2005, however, returned to fight Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.


Tyson says the hallucinogenic effects of the drug motivated him to get back into shape and step into the ring.

Now, the former heavyweight champion wants to test out a new drug that ‘delivers DMT to drip to volunteers’ and lasts an hour.

Speaking to British author Graham Hanock on Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, the boxer revealed his passion for trying out the new psychedelic substance.

He said: “It's not been widely publicised yet but it's called DMTX. As you know DMT is a quick journey, it's 12, 15 minute journey. A rocket ship to the other side of reality.


“They have found a technology to basically deliver DMT by drip to volunteers. And those volunteers are making extended journeys in the DMT realm.

“They are coming back with the same observations. I want to do that one, the drip.”

Hancock added: “It's like they are mapping another world. It doesn't wear off, it goes straight into the bloodstream and doesn't wear off. And it lasts for about an hour.”


DMT is a powerful hallucinogen similar to drugs such as LSD and psilocybin, and it is says to boost connectivity between different brain networks.

Clearly keen to relive those effects for an hour, Tyson asked Hancock how he can get try out DMXT.

Hancock responded: “You talk to Imperial college in London, I think they might be very interested in talking to you.”

Tyson replied: “I could be one of those guinea pigs. I would love to be a guinea pig for that.”


The 56-year-old has delved into the industry more and more recently.

Last month, he and Evander Holyfield launched their own brand of edibles shaped like an ear - in homage to the legendary boxers' bitter rivalry.

Tyson made headlines in 1997 after biting a piece of Holyfield's ear off during their WBA heavyweight title fight.


Time has healed all wounds, with the duo setting their differences several years ago. 'Iron Mike' has decided to use the incident to his and cannabis company Tyson 2.0's benefit.

Both men partnered to create 'Holy Ears,' THC and Delta-8 THC-infused edibles shaped like bitten ears.

Featured Image Credit: Hot Boxin' With Mike Tyson/YouTube. Brain light / Alamy.

Topics: Boxing, Mike Tyson

Jayden Collins
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