UFC Commentator Daniel Cormier Backs Himself to Defeat Boxing Legend Mike Tyson in Street Fight

UFC Commentator Daniel Cormier Backs Himself to Defeat Boxing Legend Mike Tyson in Street Fight

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  • Retired mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier thinks he will be able to defeat multiple world boxing champion, Mike Tyson, in a street fight
  • The 43-year-old is the second fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously and is the first to defend titles in two divisions
  • Affectionately called 'Iron Mike Tyson' due to his devastating punches and ferocious boxing style, Mike Tyson is regarded as one of the best boxers to have graced the sport

Ex-UFC champion Daniel Cormier has backed himself to defeat boxing Hall of Famer Mike Tyson in a street fight.

Cormier, a two-time UFC champion, currently works as an analyst and commentator for the UFC following his retirement from professional mixed martial arts.

Holding such an impressive background in mixed martial arts, Daniel Cormier believes it gives him the upper hand should he face Mike Tyson in a street fight.

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Retired UFC champion turned pundit Daniel Cormier backs himself to defeat boxing Hall of Famer Mike Tyson in a street fight. Photo credit: @dc_mma @MikeTyson
Source: Twitter
Cormier, on ESPN MMA's DC & RC show, said via SPORTbible: "I tap in because, in a street fight, I'm wrestling everybody, I'm wrestling everybody to the ground and in a street fight you grab bottles, you can use everything."

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"But RC, more than the fight, because I love Mike, he's my boy and I would never raise a finger to harm Mike Tyson."
"The only reason I say that is I'm a little bit jolly. But look at a picture of me on the scale with my chain [from his fighting days], I know you saw my bling out there, I don't even wear that anymore."

He is not the only former UFC fighter to talk himself up against Tyson, a former WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight champion following Chuck Liddell's similar claim of seeing off Iron Mike Tyson.

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Mike Tyson, nicknamed 'Iron Mike' due to his devastating punches and ferocious boxing style, is regarded as one of the best boxers to have graced the sport.

The former WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight champion was convicted of r*pe in 1992 when he was accused by Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.

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