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Offline D-Man

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Tyson and MMA?
« on: August 29, 2003, 07:52:49 PM »
I thought some of you might be interested to know that
after years of refusal, Mike Tyson has finally decided that he might step into the ring with a martial artist.

Here is the link with more info:
http://ko.sherdog.com/viewnews.cfm?newsid=EpyEyykllAvrBEzRdM
« Last Edit: August 29, 2003, 07:53:13 PM by D-Man »

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Re:Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2003, 08:04:00 PM »
Perhaps his first fight will be against Bob Sapp.  Tyson although very controversal is a good fighter.  I'm sure he will have the best trainers and do well.  Any Kajukenbo in the UFC, K-1, etc?

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Re:Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2003, 09:08:44 PM »
For those of you who did not witness this stunt at the K-1 in Vegas recently, it was obviously staged. The funny thing is there almost wasn't a win for Sapp. After a controversial delay(by Sapp's doctor at ringside) between rounds where he was out on his feet he came back to club down his worthy opponent, a very game mma opponent who gave up over 100 pounds, hieght and reach.
What is Tyson thinking! I'm sure he would not last one round. What does he weigh around 220-230. No way he takes on 380+pounds.
Was anyone else ready to see Cung Lee take on the others outside of San Shou?
Those dutch fighters seem to be on another level.
Still very entertaining,
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Re:Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2003, 12:38:57 AM »
Tyson is only in it for the money and the publicity. Can he still fight?Probably so.Personaly I think he's doing it so that he can have another chance to bite someones ear off.If he want's to fight in the ring fine,but if he wants to street fight take it outside and see how long he lasts.Just my oppinion.

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Re:Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2003, 03:38:22 PM »
Mike Tyson was once one of the best ring fighters ever. His worst opponent was not anyone he faced in the ring though. Mike has psychological problems. He suffers from bi-polar disorder or possibly schizophrenia.

Mike is faced with a delima that many with psychological problems are faced with; which medicine to take, how much, how often, etc. We have all seen the mood swings. Depending on his meds, Mike may appear in control and even humble or a maniac.

The Mike Tyson we see today is just trying to pay the bills. You can't blame a guy for wanting to keep the fame and money. It's just said to think how far down hill he has come from the fighter he once was.

I remember years ago sitting with my Dad watching Mike's first few fights. Even then my Dad said Mike was going to be one of the greatest. Dad was right. Mike was one of the greatest. Given the meds Mike will need to take for the rest of his life, we will never know what we're gonna get when he fights or even when he talks.

I'll say this for Mike, he raised the bar during his prime. He blasted the other fighters. They knew when the got into the ring with him he was probably gonna knocked them out. They just didn't know what round.

Mike will probably end up dead within a few years, unless someone comes along and controls him. I really don't think he has more than a few years left. If he makes a little money and wins a few UFC type fights then good for him.
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Re: Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006, 01:04:00 PM »
But if MT is schizo/bip, then he was that way, and always will be (albeit under medication and counselling)...
So if he could do the ring then, why couldn't he do it later on in his life?  Did the illness not fully emerge
when he was a young fighter?  Did marriage to Robin Givens have anything to do to make him go crazy?
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Re: Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006, 01:18:40 PM »
I'd like to see him fight Kimbo!

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Re: Tyson and MMA?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006, 02:54:16 PM »
or...Mungo !
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