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When Mike Tyson Had A 'Quick Sparring Session' With Jon Jones On The Street

When Mike Tyson Had A 'Quick Sparring Session' With Jon Jones On The Street

Boxing icon Mike Tyson once had a playful spar with UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

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Jones bumped into Tyson in preparation for his UFC title defence against Daniel Cormier back in 2014 and jokingly sparred with the former heavyweight world champion on the street in America.

Jones and Tyson played to the camera with the UFC star catching the boxing legend with a playful slap.

Tyson, a big MMA fan, showed his skills by ducking Jones' punch before the pair embraced.

Image: Jon Jones/Instagram
Image: Jon Jones/Instagram
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Image: Jon Jones/Instagram
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Image: Jon Jones/Instagram
Image: Jon Jones/Instagram

Jones caught the interaction with Tyson on camera and uploaded it on social media with the caption: "Quick sparring session with @MikeTyson #boxing #mma #Goodtimes."

Tyson once described Jones as a "bad" man when asked about his favourite UFC fighters.

"Conor is very charismatic. Jon Jones is bad, but deep down he's a decent kind of person and very shy," he explained.

"Whereas this guy, Conor, he's the man. He reminds me of the old-time boxers, one of those guys that's just into everything. He walks into the room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He's just a really interesting guy.

"He does things nobody else has been able to do too. He's kind of like an animated character, one that's real though. He's a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than his talent. Isn't that crazy? He's got this huge personality.

"Nobody in MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda [Rousey] is just like a monster - the things she would do - but this guy is different. His personality is phenomenal."

McGregor, of course, made a triumphant return to the Octagon at UFC 246 when he destroyed Donald Cerrone, while Jones is fresh off defending his UFC light-heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.

Topics: Jon Jones, Mike Tyson, Boxing, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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