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Mike Tyson Says He Could Never Become A UFC Star Because He 'Hates His Feet'

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Mike Tyson Says He Could Never Become A UFC Star Because He 'Hates His Feet'

Mike Tyson claims that he could never become a UFC superstar because he has the "worst feet in the world."

Speaking to GQ, the 53-year-old ex-boxing superstar admitted that he has watched UFC bouts before and said he couldn't handle the idea of his opponent stepping on his feet.

"I don't know what I would do in the UFC, because I watched the UFC a couple of times, and I watched these guys step on people's feet," he said.

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"And I have the worst feet in the world, and if somebody stepped on my feet, I would totally tap out and just give up.

"It would be a no-brainer."

'Iron' Mike has a history with the UFC as he appeared as a playable fighter in UFC 2 and UFC 3, which also featured martial arts icon Bruce Lee.

And the former undisputed heavyweight champ is also pals with UFC president Dana White.

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There have also been talks that Tyson could help ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans with 'MMA tips,' especially for adopting his famous 'peek-a-boo' style used in boxing.

Evans has previously appeared on Tyson's Hotboxin' podcast, which also featured undefeated Brit Tyson Fury last year.

The 31-year-old 'Gypsy King' revealed during Hotboxin' how he ended up receiving the boxing legend's name.

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He said: "My dad [John] was a professional boxer in the late '80s, early '90s.

"[He was] a heavyweight and his hero was you.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"So when I was born August 12, 1988, I came into the world and I was eight weeks premature. I was dying, I wasn't supposed to live.

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"But when I lived my dad said I'm going to call you after my favourite heavyweight, Tyson.

"The doctor said, 'No that's not going to be a good name, he's not going to be very big this guy.'

"When I was born, I only weighed one pound in weight.

"I was tiny, but I grew up to be 6ft 9in and 265 pounds -- it's crazy."

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Iron Mike

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