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Brendan Schaub interrupts Mike Tyson and tells him Tyson Fury was better in his prime

Jack Kenmare

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Brendan Schaub interrupts Mike Tyson and tells him Tyson Fury was better in his prime

Former MMA fighter Brendan Schaub interrupted Mike Tyson to give his opinion on who would win in a fight between prime Mike Tyson and prime Tyson Fury.

In a four-hour YouTube podcast named The Lion's Den with Mike Tyson and Friends, the former world heavyweight champion was joined by Schaub, Daniel Cormier and number of surprise guests.

They discussed a range of topics, including the conversation surrounding both Tyson's in their prime - a subject matter that certainly got people talking online. Take a look at the clip below.


The interaction begins with the question: "Mike Tyson in his prime vs Tyson Fury in his prime. Who wins?"

But before 'Iron Mike' was able to give his opinion, American podcast host and stand-up comedian Schaub interrupted with some thoughts of his own.

"Mike, before you answer, this is no disrespect but for me, technically-wise, Fury can go defence. His footwork is great. To me, as far as technique-wise, he is the best we've ever had."

Image credit: Mike Tyson/YouTube
Image credit: Mike Tyson/YouTube

Tyson was then asked what he thinks of the debate. "He might try and lean on you, grab you," those next to him said. "Tell the people the truth."

The 55-year-old finally responds: "Listen, just him being Tyson Fury shows my greatness.

"I don’t know. I don’t care if he could beat me or not. His name is Tyson. He can beat me but I don’t care he is named after the greatest fighter that ever lived."

Tyson has always been a fan of the British fighter. In fact, he once said Fury is the greatest boxing champion since himself.

"You can say what you want about Tyson Fury, make fun of him, but there's one guy in the US named Michael Gerard Tyson who's so proud he has my name," the 55-year-old stated per Eurosport.

"We're all laughing at him, laughing about him, but I'm on an ego trip. I'm sky high. The heavyweight champion of the world got my name. He is the best heavyweight champion of the world since myself.

"He is the man, I don't care what anybody says."

Image credit: Instagram/Tyson Fury
Image credit: Instagram/Tyson Fury

The former world heavyweight champion then addressed Fury's personality outside of the ring and claimed he can believe whatever he wants.

"I know this is going to sound ignorant, he can say what he wants to say," he added.

"You know who are going to look up to him? The people who never thought they had a chance in their life.

"Are you nuts? Are you out of your mind? People who want to be junkies, they're going to look up to him. I'm so proud of him, man."

Featured Image Credit: The Lion's Den with Mike Tyson/YouTube

Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing

Jack Kenmare
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