HILARIOUS: Francis Ngannou Recreates Mike Tyson’s Infamous Ear Bite

Published 04/13/2021, 4:10 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 11: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of “Against the Ropes” at the Chinese Theater on February 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Francis Ngannou is one of the scariest men on earth. The UFC heavyweight champion showed his incredible power yet again when he beat Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. Such is the fear surrounding ‘The Predator’ that even Mike Tyson lets him mock him.

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Ngannou is still fresh off becoming the first Cameroonian UFC champion when he dethroned Miocic. Since then, the hard-hitting heavyweight has attracted a lot of attention from different media outlets and even joined Mike Tyson on his podcast.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 17: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon celebrates his KO victory over Cain Velasquez in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 17, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The 16-3 MMA fighter now released a snippet of the behind-the-scenes when the two met. The UFC champion posted the video to his YouTube channel. In the video, we see Ngannou meeting Tyson and the former boxing heavyweight champion showing Ngannou the secret behind his vicious body shot.

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Towards the end of the video, we see Tyson spoke to the camera and praised Ngannou’s character. While ‘Iron Mike’ spoke to the camera, Ngannou approached him and pretended to bite his ear. However, Tyson saw the funny side of it and enjoyed a laugh with Ngannou.

Mike Tyson and Francis Ngannou: An eventful podcast

The two power-punchers clearly have a lot of respect for each other. Throughout the video, Ngannou praised Tyson for his influence on the UFC champion’s career. And Tyson praised Ngannou for his temperament. However, this was not the only thing that happened when the two met.

‘Iron Mike’ officially crowned the Cameroonian as the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’, and said he could beat everyone in the world in a fair fight. In addition, the former heavyweight champion advised the current UFC champion to fight under his own promotion if he feels under-appreciated.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Moreover, the pair spoke about their struggles and obstacles to success and several other aspects. Furthermore, they even got into a disagreement over the importance of managers in a fighter’s career.

Thus, it was an eventful podcast that had many interesting aspects. However, Ngannou mocking Tyson’s infamous ear bite certainly takes the cake for being the funniest part of the link-up between the two.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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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