Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Isaac Brekken

'McGregor is going to get killed': Tyson

FORMER heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson isn't giving Conor McGregor a fighting chance - or even a correct identification.

In an interview with Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take, Tyson, who frequently grinded together McGregor's name as "McConor", did not mince words when asked about the mega-bout set for August 26, deemed the most hyped fight in a decade.

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing," Tyson predicted.

Iron Mike's pick is in step with Vegas, which made the undefeated boxer the heavy favourite over the MMA star who's never boxed. Tyson is especially confident in Floyd Mayweather because of the rules of the boxing match - in that it's a boxing match.

"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 said.

 

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor pause for photos during a news conference in New York.
Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor pause for photos during a news conference in New York. Frank Franklin II

"McConor put his dumb ass 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."

Tyson said that if he fought McGregor, 29, he would have allowed him to use his legs.

This story originally appeared on New York Post.

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