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Mike Tyson Reacts To Conor McGregor's Latest Controversial Incident

Mike Tyson Reacts To Conor McGregor's Latest Controversial Incident

Mike Tyson honestly believes Conor McGregor deserves a second chance following the UFC star's latest controversial incident.

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McGregor made headlines for all the wrongs reasons when a video surfaced online of him punching an old man in an Irish bar.

He has since apologised, expressing his regret in a revealing interview with ESPN and Tyson has now backed the 31-year-old to bounce back.

"Absolutely (he can bounce back from this), he's a wonderful person," the boxing icon told TMZ. "He's a really kind man. He's going to get good karma for that... I believe that."

On a second chance, Tyson added: "He earned it."

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McGregor's hoping to return to the UFC before the end of the year, with the former 'champ-champ' eyeing up rematches with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway not to mention a trilogy bout against Nate Diaz.

"I want my world title back, I want that redemption... the camp was incorrect," he said on ESPN.

"Knowing the commitment I had in that camp and the performance I put in... he ran away in that first round, he [Nurmagomedov] didn't throw a punch, he shot for the legs before he threw a punch.

"I should have been talking to Herb [Dean, referee]; he said he was taking to me, but there wasn't a whisper out of him until he had me in that dominant position.

"We only ended up in that dominant position because I was walking around being disrespectful because he was running around the cage.

"I switched off in the middle section and he go that lucky shot. Even after he got that lucky shot - although it was a good shot - I bounced back up and engaged and what did he do, he shot again.

"I'm not going to wait around, if Dustin does it, it's dustin, if it's Nate [Diaz], Nate, if it's Jorge [Masvidal], Jorge... Tony Ferguson, Justin [Gaethje], [Max] Holloway, the [Jose] Aldo rematch.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"It's hard... I'd say we can get it done," he added. "I'm already in shape, I haven't lost my condition, I just need to sharpen up the grappling. I would look for that, for the end of the year."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, mike tyson, UFC News, Boxing, Fight News, UFC

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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