FILE - UFC President Dana White. Photo: Gregory Payan/AP
FILE - UFC President Dana White. Photo: Gregory Payan/AP

Mike Tyson has something big lined up, says Dana White

By Sports Reporter Time of article published May 30, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – UFC president Dana White claims former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has something big lined up for his comeback.

Talk of Tyson’s comeback has been on the lips of sports fans across the world ever since he declared “I’m back” in a trainig video posted on social media last month.

The names of Evander Holyfield, Shannon Briggs and Tyson Fury have been bandied about since the announcement. Tyson himself has stated he is fighting “someone bigger” than Holyfield.

But, White, who claimed he was against the idea of the 53-year-old coming out of retirement earlier on, was excited about seeing Tyson in the ring again.

Speaking on ESPN, White said: “Originally, I came out and said, ‘Listen, I’d like Mike not to fight’.

“I even got Mike a TV show, to try and keep him from fighting. But Mike Tyson is a grown man, he can do whatever. The guy is powerful, looks explosive and has gotten himself in great shape.

“From what I’m hearing from them, they have something lined up, something big. He’s going to get in there.

“We talked about it and he said, ‘Listen, I feel that fire in my stomach. I want to get in there and mix it up again.’ I’m fully supportive of him,” said White.

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