The legendary Mike Tyson was recently entailed in a controversy. A video clip started surfacing on social media where ‘Iron Mike’ was seen repeatedly throwing punches at a man who allegedly vexed him during the flight. It turns out that ‘Iron Mike’ was apparently in “good spirits” an hour before the altercation with the passenger as per the former UFC double-champ Henry Cejudo, who was apparently with Tyson before everything went down.
Henry Cejudo opens up on Mike Tyson’s altercation
“Triple C” spoke about it during his podcast with The Schmo, where revealed doing some cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms with “Iron Mike” earlier that day.
“I have never seen Mike so happy, man. I have never seen Mike Tyson so, so happy,” Cejudo said.
“We went to Nashville that night, and then we ended up jumping in the same car as we went to the airport. So this is an hour before the incident.But I have never seen Uncle Mike in such good spirits, man. So this dude must’ve really crossed him. Right before, Mike hugged all of us, he gave us all a kiss before he took off to Miami. “I came back home to Phoenix, and little did you know, some dude just happened to just cross Mike. And Mike was super happy.”
According to Cejudo, Tyson is at his happiest while he is high and he turns into a “different human” when he’s not.
“It’s almost like you want Mike on mushrooms and you want him high as heck. Because when he’s not, he could be a different human. But that dude just happened to push those buttons,” he said. Don’t cross Uncle Mike. Doesn’t matter who you are, where it’s at, he will stick you in front of the world, and that’s exactly what happened.”
TMZ Sports first broke the news about the incident. According to the publication, the man, who was seated behind Tyson, “was extremely intoxicated … and wouldn’t stop provoking the boxer in his seat.” Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tyson claimed that the passenger harassed the boxer and threw a water bottle at him before a physical altercation transpired. UFC President Dana White had also reflected on the incident that occurred during the flight.