“Put a Shark to Sleep” – Mike Tyson Reveals to a Shocked Joe Rogan Dangerous Job Dana White Offered Him

Published 04/18/2022, 3:18 AM EDT

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Mike Tyson is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. With a controversial life in the public eye, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has changed over the years. With a grateful and reflective personality now, Mike Tyson has nothing but good things to say about people in his life. The latest one that he’s talked about in high regards is none other than the UFC president Dana White.

White and Tyson have known each other for years. After all, being at the crux of combat sports helps you meet one or two people. With many priceless moments by Mike Tyson on talk shows and podcasts, a hilarious moment was recalled by him that involved the UFC El Presidente.


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Mike Tyson recalled a hilarious moment on The Joe Rogan Experience. Talking about how much he loves Dana White and a hilarious yet dangerous offer that White offered Tyson, this is what the former heavyweight champ had to say about it.


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I love Dana White. Dana White’s my man. I don’t care. I can never say nothing bad about him. He said, ‘Mike. I don’t want you to fight. Man, I’m gonna get you a job, make you some money.

He continued, “He gives me the goddamn Shark weaker job… I gotta put a shark to sleep now. He doesn’t want me to fight and get knocked out and beat up, but he wants me to go there and put a shark to sleep!

When Joe Rogan asked Tyson what would happen if Dana White was the reason he was to be eaten by a “f*ck*ng” shark, Tyson replied, “No, no, forget that. You wanna hear this? My wife thought it was a good idea too.” Dana White reacted to that video by reposting it and captioning it, “Love you too @miketyson.

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Mike Tyson: ‘Kid Dynamite’ in the UFC octagon


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What if Mike Tyson was a fighter in the UFC? Given his physical prowess and natural strength, he would have been a deadly fighter to take on. A natural-born fighter, Mike Tyson’s countless street fights are testament that he could perform well in the octagon with proper training.

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However, things worked out for the best. Mike Tyson, with a fruitful career, retained one of the highest positions in all of boxing. Moreover, he’s been involved in the world of MMA and the UFC specifically and has made several appearances at UFC events.


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The man might have retired from fighting professionally. But he’s been a fighter throughout his life and will remain ‘Iron Mike’ till the end.

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Rohit Raj


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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.
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Arman Khan