UFC Legend Slammed for Calling Mike Tyson a “Drug Addict”

Published 08/26/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson ranks among the biggest names of the fighting world. Despite hanging up his gloves from the sport in 2005, he still is one active face in boxing and fans track all of his activities for obvious reasons. Moreover, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ came out with his own podcast, wherein he brings in celebrities across different verticals.

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This helps Tyson expand his fanbase to paramount boundaries, and it also allures the fans efficiently.

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But one former UFC bigwig, and one of the all-time legends of the MMA world, Chael Sonnen recently gave a shocking take on Tyson’s podcast. He even called ‘Iron’ Mike a ‘drug addict’ which left countless fans fuming.

Sonnen first wrote, “Henry and the drug addict podcast can both spit in the wind.”

This tweet later accrued some unusual reactions. A fan wrote, “Big talk for a guy that use to dope and never won a world title or the olympics. It’s called cannabis Chael”

Another fan wrote, “Chael we like you, but disrespecting Tyson like that is fked up. You are beginning to sound the Irishman”

A fan even confessed to Sonnen calling out Tyson for an exhibition bout. “Chael out here teasing an exhibition boxing match with tyson”

A fan defended Tyson by tweeting, “Pretty disappointing coming from a big Chael fan. Tyson is a legend and a pretty good dude based off the podcasts I’ve heard him on.”

Uncle Chael talking about drug addiction after his MMA career depended on PEDs is a helluva take,” a fan wrote.

A fan wrote “Chael I love you but don’t throw rocks from a glass house my friend, you juiced.”

Several fans shared the same notion, and they couldn’t sustain themselves from tweeting.

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Will Mike Tyson himself react to this pertaining matter?

Tyson never really comes out to post flamboyant comments on his rivals or people who try to put him down.

He simply ignores his critics and carries out his life the way he wants to. That said, the fans might not get to see ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ give his take on Sonnen’s comments.

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However, even the UFC legend might not have thought that his comments would ignite the fans to such an extent. What do you make of Sonnen’s tweet?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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