Mike Tyson Says McGregor ‘Will Get Himself Killed’ Against Mayweather


Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has made a rather bleak prediction for the Mayweather v McGregor fight.

In an interview on the podcast, Pardon My Take, Tyson said that UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor does not stand a chance against the undefeated welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather.

He said:

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?

[McGregor] put his dumb ass 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.

[McGregor] can’t kick and grab and stuff … He’s not going to stand much of a chance.

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What is most surprising about this isn’t the prediction itself but the fact Tyson has favoured Mayweather – a boxer he normally criticises.

Shortly after Mayweather’s 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao, Tyson posted on Twitter:

We waited five years for that…

Tyson also hit out at Mayweather when Floyd called himself a better boxer than Muhammad Ali.

‘Delusional’ and a ‘very small scared man’ was how ‘Iron Mike’ described him.


Tyson’s beef with Mayweather started way back in 2001, but the former heavyweight clearly isn’t a fan of McGregor either.

Although Tyson doesn’t expect much from the fight itself, he admitted he loves the excitement surrounding it, mainly due to McGregor’s personality.

He said:

Conor is a character. Floyd has never met a character like this.

The $500 million mega-fight between McGregor and Mayweather takes place August 26.