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Mike Tyson Reveals His Three Favourite UFC Fighters Right Now

Daniel Marland

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Mike Tyson Reveals His Three Favourite UFC Fighters Right Now

Mike Tyson has named Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones and Colby Covington as the three UFC fighters he loves to watch right now.

'Iron Mike' is a boxing legend but he's also kept his eye on the octagon in recent years.

The 53-year-old recently appeared on a #PlayApartTogether gaming event and he explained who catches his eye when in the cage.

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"It's needed in our society. No one thing suits everyone," the former world champion explained per Metro.

"There's a lot of guys. There's Khabib [Nurmagomedov] and Jon Jones. There's just so many good fighters out there. Colby Covington.

"There's so many exciting fighters, they're out there man."

Khabib has been one of UFC's most feared fighters since his debut and remains undefeated.

His record currently stands at 28-0-0 and he's on his way to becoming one of the promotion's greatest ever fighters.

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Tyson's fondness for Jones is well known and has praised the current light heavyweight champion in the past.

'The Baddest Man on the Planet' told Fight News Now per International Business Times that 'Bones' is 'the man he wants'.

"Jon Jones. He's the best! 'Bones' Jones! He's just the best fighter," Tyson explained.

"His discipline, his concentration, his desire to win, he's just at the top of his game. It's just his day right now. It's all about him as far as fighting. He's just the man that I want."

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Tyson once took the time to have a brief sparring session with Jones in the street and it's clear to see the respect they have for each other.

In the case of Covington, it's likely that Tyson appreciates the brash personality the 32-year-old has adopted during his career.

'Chaos' aptly lives up to his nickname by causing controversy and making all of his fights must-see.

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Tyson, meanwhile, is gearing up for a sensational return to boxing.

He hasn't fought since a loss to Kevin McBride in 2005 but the Brooklyn native dropped training footage earlier this month to send fans into meltdown.

"I feel unstoppable now," he admitted.

"I feel the same [as when I was in my prime] again. The gods of war ignited my ego and want me to go to war again.

"Imagine if I went out there and fought and I could help all these people we talked about."

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Colby Covington, Jon Jones, Mike Tyson, Boxing News, MMA News, Boxing, UFC, MMA

Daniel Marland
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