‘He Scared Me!’ – Brendan Schaub Recalls How Mike Tyson Commanded His Respect

Published 01/19/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) exits the ring after his split draw against Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Retired MMA fighter turned host Brendan Schaub has revealed what he was thinking when interviewing legendary boxer Mike Tyson. Despite his best efforts to hide it, his demeanor showed it all.

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Tyson joined Schaub on an episode of BELOW THE BELT in the Food Truck Diaries series. The American has now spoken about how intimidating Mike Tyson was. Furthermore, video footage showed how it affected him during the interview.

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In the episode, Tyson and Schaub spoke about many aspects of the fight game, his journey, and his life. However, video footage revealed how many times Schaub resorted to calling ‘Iron Mike’ ‘Sir’ during the interview.

Schaub has since admitted, “Mike Tyson… He scared me, to be frank. He scared me and I kept calling him ‘Sir’”. 

Thus, this showed just how intimidating it was for Schaub to get that interview done. Furthermore, the thing they spoke about did not help his case either.

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What did Mike Tyson talk about in the episode with Brendan Schaub?

The interaction between the two lasted over 30 minutes, where Tyson shared his journey and his opinions. He spoke about the current situation in the lightweight division with Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis.

He gave his take on Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury and their potential fight in 2021. ‘Iron Mike’ also said Joshua should Deontay Wilder if the Fury fight falls through. The legendary boxer gave his take on Jake Paul entering the boxing ring as well.

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Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) is interviewed after his split draw against Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

In a more surprising turn of events, Mike Tyson went in on therapists when talking about his life struggles. Furthermore, the iconic boxer spoke about his return to the sport against Roy Jones Jr and teased the location for his next fight.

Therefore, it was an interesting video for fans and followers. However, when you look at the different things that they spoke about, it is easier to understand why Schaub was so intimidated. Tyson did not hold back on anything and gave his honest take with every question asked.

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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