Mike Tyson gushes over 'interesting' Conor McGregor, Jon Jones … not so much


Майк Тайсон: МакГрегор напоминает мне олдскульного боксера "Железный Майк" о феномене чемпиона UFC, хранителя боксерских традиций прошлого.


Tyson knows a thing or three about letting his personality shine
outside the ring to promote a fight. That said, he also knows a few
things about getting into trouble, too.

That\’s why „Iron Mike”
didn\’t hold back when giving his assessment of a few of today\’s biggest
mixed martial arts (MMA) stars when speaking to Fighters Only. As he put
it, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor
McGregor is one of the most charismatic characters around, one who sucks
the air out of a room as soon as he walks in.

As for Jon Jones,
well, his words weren\’t as flattering (despite earlier optimism), as he
dubbed the former light heavyweight champion as „bad,” but also a „very
shy” and „decent” person. He also went to give Ronda Rousey props, as

His words:

    „Conor is very charismatic. Jon
Jones is bad, but deep down he\’s a decent kind of person and very shy.
Whereas this guy, Conor, he\’s the man. He reminds me of the old-time
boxers, one of those guys that\’s just into everything. He walks into the
room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He\’s
just a really interesting guy. He does things nobody else has been able
to do, too. He\’s kind of like an animated character, one that\’s real
though. He\’s a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than
his talent. Isn\’t that crazy? He\’s got this huge personality. Nobody in
MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda [Rousey] is just
like a monster. The things she would do, but this guy is different. His
personality is phenomenal.”

Jones\’ reputation hasn\’t been getting
any better thanks to his continuous hiccups with the law. Though
according to this, he may not be completely at fault for his latest

McGregor, in contrast, been lighting it up
everywhere he goes when it comes to public relations (and the bank)
thanks to his unique personality. Rousey, meanwhile, is right up there
with „Notorious,” as evidenced by her numerous ventures outside of the

As for Tyson? Anything goes.