Boxing legend Mike Tyson and UFC GOAT Jon Jones once tussled in public after running into one other by chance on the street. The two got into it back in 2014.
Jones was getting ready to face Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 182 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Jones, who has recently been adding muscle at the gym, is seen in the video giving his fellow American a lighthearted smack.
Jones covered up as Tyson was forced to move to the back foot to deflect the oncoming strikes, but Tyson seemed to take it in stride. But then, just as they both began giggling, Tyson finally gave up and grabbed Jones, and the video went off.
Tyson spoke candidly about his UFC friend in an exclusive chat with Fighters Only after seeing Jones successfully defend his belt against Cormier.
Tyson told previously:
“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.”