Khabib Nurmagomedov Lauds Mike Tyson After Previously Berating The Boxing Legend For His Hotboxin’ Podcast Episode

Published 05/22/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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Former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, is an inspiration to countless younger athletes. The former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, seemed to have joined the bandwagon now as he took to social media to show his admiration for the champ.

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In an Instagram story, Nurmagomedov posted an old video of Mike Tyson shadowboxing in 1993. Moreover, he also wrote, “Insane energy from @miketyson.

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However, it is worth noting that he had previously spoken about having an unpleasant experience in Tyson’s ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson‘ podcast. In fact, Nurmagomedov asked Tyson and his crew to remove the smoking equipment before the podcast. When asked if “Iron’ Mike left any impression on him. He said, “No, he was not looking through me. I did not like his sight at all.”

Nurmagomedov also added, “I have told them, don’t have any smoke equipment on the table. I didn’t like it.”

Moreover, he also made an unfavorable comparison by saying that Cristiano Ronaldo looked more like an athlete than Tyson.

Mike Tyson is a hard worker

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s statement about Tyson’s ‘insane energy’ comes as no surprise. In his prime, Tyson was one of the hardest heavyweight boxers.

 

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‘Iron’ Mike followed an extremely intense training regimen to become the legend that he is. Tyson’s day began much before that of a mere mortal. He used to wake up at 4 AM and start off his day with a 3-5 mile run.  A rigorous sparring session and bag work followed this. In totality, this would be more exercise than a regular person gets in a week.

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However, the boxing legend takes it a step further with an extremely strenuous calisthenics routine. Tyson used to do 500 pushups, 500 tricep extensions, 500 shrugs, and a neck roll routine. To top it all off, he finishes with a whopping 2000 squats.

This intense routine is a testament to why Tyson is renowned to be ‘The baddest man on the planet’.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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