“Stop F**King With People” – Kamaru Usman Reacts to Viral Mike Tyson Incident

Published 04/22/2022, 1:41 PM EDT

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Mike Tyson punching his co-passenger has sparked controversy all across the globe. The veteran heavyweight boxing legend took a JetBlue flight from San Francisco International Airport to Florida while the co-passenger consistently provoked him, leading to the beef. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman remarked on his view of the situation on his Instagram.

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‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ on his Instagram story said, “Hope he learned his lesson. Stop fu***ng with people. Sometimes people don’t want to be bothered”


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Usman, being the most notable figure in MMA, has recognized the situation and extended his support to ‘Kid Dynamite’.

The cellphone footage taken on the flight reveals the man who looks in his twenties repeatedly provoking Tyson, whereas ‘Iron Mike’ keeps on avoiding his incites. After an ample amount of time, Tyson proves why he was called ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ by delivering a flurry of punches to the man’s face while leaning back from his seat, leaving him heavily bruised.

Before the incident, Tyson took a selfie with the young intruder and was being polite.

The Witnesses to the incident reported to TMZ saying, the man kept trying to talk” to the 55-year-old boxer. Tyson had enough of the guy behind him talking in his ear and told him to chill. When the guy didn’t, that’s when the witness said,

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Tyson started to throw several punches at the man’s face.

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Iron‘ Mike had walked out of the plane before it took off to Florida.

Usman’s support to Tyson comes after ‘Kid Dynamite’s caution to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’s decision to fight boxing prodigy, Canelo Alvarez.

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‘Kid Dynamite’ in his Podcast ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ featuring UFC color commentator Joe Rogan with him, said, “he’s (Usman) is going to feel some pain.” 

Joe Rogan, a pioneer in commentating UFC major fights, is the one really looking forward to Usman fighting Alvarez. He expressed he wants to see the welterweight champion having a big payday event.


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While Usman has loads of things in his bucket. He is recovering from his hand injury while former UFC double champ Conor McGregor is looking for his comeback challenging the welterweight title.

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It would be great to witness the current #1 pound-for-pound fighter locking horns with boxing sensation Alvarez, but the fight is not officially confirmed yet.


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Tyson, after his retirement, has turned into a whole new personality. He is Vegan and an animal lover. His podcast features notable celebrities and fighters. He has appeared in several comedy and action movies.

Would Tyson have reacted the same to the co-passenger if he was the Old ‘Iron Mike’? Let us know in the comments below.



Written by:

Vinay Vinod


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Vinay Vinod is a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. As a state-level amateur kickboxer and a national-level karate athlete, he prides himself on his ability to read fighters and make an in-depth analysis into the fight styles of athletes across traditional martial arts and combat sports. Considering Vinay's martial arts background, he is an ardent supporter of Israel Adesanya, Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson, and Lyoto Machida.
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Vibhanshu Kumar




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