Mike Tyson Confirms Fans’ Worst Fear After Hasbulla Fiasco

Published 03/25/2023, 12:06 PM EDT

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson has had a complex relationship with his children over the years. He has fathered several children with different women, but his relationships with them have been rocky at times. In the past, Tyson has been candid about his struggles with addiction and anger issues, which have led to incidents of violence and abuse.

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Despite these challenges, Tyson has made efforts to reconnect with his children and repair his relationships with them. However, he might have been unaware that internet sensation Hasbulla Magomedov was a 20-year man suffering from achondroplasia and thought that he was a child as well. The Russian star made an appearance on Tyson’s podcast Hotboixin where ‘Iron Mike’ picked him up like a child and nibbled on his ear. This naturally led to some bizarre reactions from people who were stunned to see this. But it seems that Tyson has revealed that he did not know that Hasbulla was indeed a grown man.

Mike Tyson claims that Hasbulla is a baby to him

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In a recent interview with ES News ahead of the highly anticipated fight between Caleb Plant and David Benavidez, Tyson was asked if he knew that Hasbulla wasn’t a child. However, the former heavyweight champion claimed that for him he was a child despite being 20 years old as he was a man in his 50s. “He’s just a little baby to me. He’s 20, I’m 56-57, he’s a child to me” said Tyson.

Although Iron Mike thinks that Hasbulla is a baby, it does not change the fact he did not know his age. Moreover, he has been called out for this by many fans as well as internet personalities including Chael Sonnen who addressed this issue in a video.

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Chael Sonnen calls out Tyson for not knowing Hasbulla’s age

In a recent video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Sonnen discussed how Tyson behaved inappropriately with the social media star. Moreover, he asked the important question of whether Tyson knew Hasbulla was not an actual child.

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He does the hit from Hasbulla and then he picks him up and he turns him upside down, pats him on the button, hugs his head and he was one step away from giving him a noogie. That’s a 20-year-old man. Did he not know that was a 20-year-old man? Did nobody tell him that I mean not for nothing but Hasbulla is a pretty big deal? He really is,” said Sonnen.

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The ‘Bad Guy ‘ was not shy to rip into Tyson for not having basic knowledge about his guests. However, this could be an opportunity for the former champion to grow as a person and not jump to conclusions without having the proper information.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.
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