Mike Tyson predicted how he would fare against UFC superstar Conor McGregor if the two popular icons ever fought each other in a massive superfight. Tyson made his stunning prediction for the potential megafight during Monday’s edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
Fallon asked, “How about this one? It actually could happen.”
The host then revealed a photoshopped picture of Tyson fighting McGregor.
“Wow! Look at that,” Tyson said.
“That dude’s nuts,” Fallon told Tyson about McGregor.
“Yeah, but I’m going to kick his ass anyway!” Tyson predicted.
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But it also seems that Tyson was assuming Fallon was asking him about a straight rules boxing match against McGregor.
“But he doesn’t play by the rules,” Fallon reminded Tyson. “He does…MMA and stuff. You’re a boxer.”
That’s when Tyson said he would only fight McGregor in a boxing match.
“Hey, we’re going to play by boxing rules,” Tyson said.
“Hey, it could happen,” Fallon said.
Mike Tyson vs. Conor McGregor Superfight Isn’t Likely
While it’s not likely to ever actually come to pass, Tyson vs. McGregor would be a massive superfight of epic proportions.
It would smash box-office records in both boxing and MMA, and it would likely be one of the biggest sporting events of the entire year, possibly even the decade.
But it should be noted that it seemed just as unlikely a few months ago that the world would ever see Tyson inside a boxing ring again.
Now that’s totally happening.
Moreover, nobody expected Tyson to end up facing fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in a 2020 megafight.
Now that’s on the way, too.
So maybe Fallon is onto something.
2020 has already been a crazy year. Tyson vs. McGregor would sort of fit nicely into every other crazy thing that’s happened, most notably the COVID-91 pandemic and the long hiatus of professional and college sports.
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. on September 12
Tyson, 54, is set to face Jones Jr., 51, in an eight-round boxing exhibition bout scheduled for September 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Tyson vs. Jones Jr. is an unexpected superfight showdown between two of the best and most popular fighters of their eras. During his talk with Fallon on Monday night, Tyson called Jones Jr. the best of his generation and Tyson the same for his generation.
Now the two are set to square off against each other in a massively popular megafight between two of boxing’s most respected and beloved legends.
The fight will be available via pay-per-view and the Triller app.
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