Mike Tyson on Floyd Mayweather–Conor McGregor Fight: ‘McGregor Is Going to Get Killed’

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Count former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson among those not giving former UFC double champion Conor McGregor a chance in the boxing ring against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.

“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?” Tyson son on Thursday’s episode the Pardon My Take podcast before (intentionally or not) giving the Irishman a new nickname. “McConor put his (expletive) 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 can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”

In 1986, Tyson became the first heavyweight to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. He still holds the record as the youngest boxer to claim a heavyweight title, at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old.

Mayweather and McGregor will fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 26.

Almost everyone, save for some inexperienced gamblers and British boxer Tyson Fury, is predicting the 40-year-old Mayweather will handle the 28-year-old MMA star easily.