In a Lengthy Post on Social Media, Conor McGregor Has Shared His Love for Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson…
Mike Tyson is currently in Dublin, Ireland and has been doing a meet-and-greet with members of the public. Many fans have been excited by the opportunity to get to meet a legend of the sport – including former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who is currently back in his home city.
‘Iron Mike’ was the undisputed heavyweight champion and still holds the record as the youngest ever champion, winning his first title at the age of 20. One of the most recognizable figures in combat sports, Tyson has somehow overcome a dark past – including a rape conviction – to become firmly embedded in pop culture.
That doesn’t seem to faze McGregor though, who uploaded a post to Instagram, outlining his love for the champion and his respect for his achievements – as well as some financial advice. You can see the picture below.
McGregor posted the above image as well as a lengthy caption for one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was the first heavyweight to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, successfully unifying them. While it wasn’t the division’s golden era, it’s definitely clear that during his time at the top, Tyson was a class apart. McGregor wrote:
“I went to see Mike Tyson last night in the Helix, Dublin, Ireland. I love and respect Mike Tyson. And I love the Helix. I won my first World Title here, and also my second. It was good to meet you Mike.
You spoke some things about me in the past which I did not like and I was happy to speak to you face to face, put it to bed and have some fun. You are in good spirits and I was happy to see this! I will always have the height of respect for you!”
McGregor also said that he hopes that Tyson keeps his spending under control. Well-known for his flamboyance, Tyson has gone bankrupt in the past. The man had pet tigers for crying out loud. If that’s not a sign that somebody has too much money, then what is? The Notorious also shared his love for the green:
“Some decisions you have made around your finances I do not agree with. As a fighter you must fight here. The most.
And this is a fight that never ends. It is even a fight that we pass on to our next in line. Our blood line.
Make sure you stay switched on with those around you at all times. You have good people around you now, I can tell. But stay switched on.
Your Marijuana strain that you grow on your own ranch “KO Kush” is really nice.
It was an honour to taste it and I wish you and your team all the best with this endeavour.”
At the end of the day, legends recognize legends. Tyson is justifiably despised by many fight fans because of his convictions for violence towards women, but his sporting achievements were incredible. McGregor wrote:
“Just remember, if someone tries to rip you. Rip their nose off their face.
You are a fighting icon and deserve endless love and respect! And from me, you will always have it!
Don’t let anyone take anything from you.
You owe nobody nothing. It is you who is owed.
Always remember that.
I love you Mike! Iron Mike Tyson!
Here is an iconic photograph as a gift from me to you, from head photographer at @mcgregorproductions , @ginger_beard_photos”