While experts have certainly already sounded off on the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, the spectacle notably lacked the commentary of former heavyweight champion, turned thespian, Mike Tyson.

That is no longer the case after Iron Mike appeared on the podcast, Pardon My Take and seemed utterly confused that the match wasn’t pitting the discipline of boxing versus the discipline of MMA — the only case Tyson could fathom an outcome other than pure devastation for the Irish champ.

“McGregor is going to get killed boxing. I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy? McConor [sic] put his dumbaass in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McConor [sic] can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance,” while also adding, “McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing.”

Adding to the already huge spectacle of the approaching fight, Tyson mentioned that if he himself ever stepped in the ring with an MMA fighter, he would allow them to use kicks and knees.

August 26 can’t come soon enough.

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Words by Alec Banks
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Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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