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Mike Tyson's Potential Bare Knuckle FC Opponent Is A Scary Man

Mike Tyson's Potential Bare Knuckle FC Opponent Is A Scary Man

Mike Tyson's return from retirement could see him step in the ring with one of MMA's most scariest fighters Wanderlei Silva.

The fight world has been excited by the prospect of Tyson's return in the past few weeks since he claimed on an instagram post he was ready to come out of retirement.

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There's since been lots of talk about who he could face on return and there's been reports of some ridiculous offers. One company who want to lure Tyson into a fight is Bare Knuckle FC, who are ready to offer $20 million to 'Iron Mike.'

BKFC President David Feldman has revealed that Wanderlei Silva is a potential opponent for the former world heavyweight boxing champion, and a highlight reel of the former PRIDE middleweight champion shows how scary an opponent he could be.

BKFC already offered Tyson an initial deal that had been turned down but Feldman told MMAfighting that he was ready to offer a huge deal worth more than $20 million to get the 53-year-old to get it done, saying, "I think I know what we need to do to make this thing happen."

Speaking to who might get the fight with the former 'most dangerous man on the planet' the promotion's president said, "I didn't offer that (to Tito Ortiz), I don't know that it really draws.

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"I think a Wanderlei Silva, someone of that nature. No matter how old Silva gets, he's dangerous, and I think that would be an intriguing matchup. Something like that, but I don't actually have anything in mind right now."

Ortiz and Silva fought at UFC 25 and Feldman did reveal that the pair could meet again in BKFC but only if the Tyson deal doesn't happen, adding, "First, I want to see if we can make the Mike thing happen, period, and then we'll start talking opponents. We're not successful yet in making that Mike thing happen. But I don't think the door's shut.

"He did say no immediately. But I think there's room there."

Since claiming he was ready for a comeback Tyson has been linked with a third fight with Evander Holyfield, a rematch against Danny Williams, a 'tag team' boxing match with Shannon Briggs and several other different match ups.

Tyson has looked in very good shape and decent form in his training videos but moving that from a short clip into an actual fight is a huge difference.

Do you think Tyson will actually make a comeback and against who? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, MMA News, Boxing, MMA, USA

Ryan Sidle

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