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VIDEO: Arnold Schwarzenegger Once Challenged Mike Tyson Out of the Ring While UFC Legend Watched

Published 05/05/2022, 10:54 AM EDT

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When Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Tyson meet each other, it is surely going to be a blockbuster moment. Thus, it happened when Arnold invited Tyson to his LA mansion. Former UFC flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo, posted a video of the two legends playing chess at Arnold’s mansion. It was an iconic moment for the two muscular men to battle out against each other, in a gentle game of chess.

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Both Tyson and Schwarzenegger are two of the best athletes in the world. Their physical conditioning at their peak was top-notch. But, both the athletes loved to play chess and went against each other in his mansion. Cejudo posted the two legends preparing themselves to go for an intense battle. It was a brilliant video to watch.


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In the video, Cejudo is seen filming the moment when both the legends started playing chess. To see them both playing the game was sensational to watch. The duo had a stop-clock on the side and engaged in great conversation with each other. Cejudo filmed the glorious moment as many people stood around them. Likewise, this is not the first time, Schwarzenegger expressed his love for chess.

During the Arnold Classic Chess competition in Johannesburg, South Africa, he spoke about his passion for the game and how he used to play with his father.


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“I started when I was eight with my father, I had to play with him every day. When I went to America, I started playing over there with friends and people at the gym. It was always part of me,” said Arnold.

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The Arnold Classic chess competition is a rapid and blitz tournament with some of the strongest players on the continent. Even though his interest in bodybuilding is incredible, he loves almost every sporting competition in the world.


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Two legends of the game

It is surprising to see both Tyson and Arnold go against each other in a game of chess. Tyson, one of the most dominant boxers on the planet, has knocked out almost all his opponents during his active years. In the same way, Arnold Schwarzenegger made his career out of bodybuilding and became a successful entrepreneur, thereafter. Another underrated mention in the video is Henry Cejudo. He was an incredible flyweight champion and dominated the games.

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It was a heartwarming moment to see both of them enjoying a game of chess, distancing themselves from hustle and bustle of their sports, for one time.
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An iconic moment indeed!



Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Post Graduation in Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the power forward, the respect he deserves.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary