Once "The Baddest Man on The Planet" and a heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson apparently thinks that fighting in the UFC is simply too much of a challenge for him.
Not because of the complexity or the combat portion of the sport, oh no. The reason that Tyson would never step inside the octagon is...his feet?
“I don’t know what I would do in the UFC," Tyson said. “Because I watched the UFC a couple of times, and I watched these guys step on people’s feet. And I have the worst feet in the world. If somebody steps on my feet, I would totally tap out."
Oh, so that's how Buster Douglas beat him in Japan.
Tyson has been more complimentary of MMA than most great boxers, as he has been willing to teach his "peek-a-boo" style to some of the top heavyweights, included Rashad Evans.
Ironically, Tyson is included as an optional guest fighter in the UFC video game series (along with Bruce Lee, for some reason). Fans who wanted to see Iron Mike deliver a chokehold will have to settle for the virtual version.