Former heavyweight champion fears for the health of UFC star McGregor in mega-fight with Mayweather next month
MIKE TYSON has warned Conor McGregor he risks being killed when he takes on Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring next month.
UFC star McGregor faces ring legend Mayweather in Las Vegas aiming to shock the world in his first professional boxing fight.
But ex-heavyweight champion Tyson fears the worst for the Irishman because he just won’t have the skills to stop himself getting hurt.
Tyson says he cannot believe the fight is even taking place under boxing rules and thinks there is no chance McGregor will triumph on August 26.
He said: “McGregor is going to get killed in boxing.
“I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about, ‘can the boxer beat the MMA guy?’.”
Tyson, who wrongly called McGregor “McConor”, criticised the lightweight UFC champion for even taking the fight with such a well-accomplished boxer as Mayweather.
The 40-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest pugilists of all time, having won all of his 49 fights in a career which saw him become a five-weight world champion.
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Tyson added: “McConor put his dumba** in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby.
“McConor can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
McGregor, 29, is in the middle of his training camp in Las Vegas, gearing himself up for one of the richest fights in history.
He is using the state-of-the-art UFC training facility, which boasts some of the most technically-advanced and scientific methods to reach peak physical condition.
But while his ability to come into the fight in peak condition is not in question, his skills as a boxer are more open to debate.
And he has drafted in former top referee Joe Cortez to work with him and help teach him the rules of boxing in order to help him avoid disqualification for illegal moves.
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