P4P great Demetrious Johnson shares his unfiltered thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson: ‘I’m not here for a circus’

P4P great Demetrious Johnson shares his unfiltered thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson: 'I’m not here for a circus'Demetrious Johnson is not a fan of Jake Paul fighting Mike Tyson. Tyson and Paul were originally scheduled to…

P4P great Demetrious Johnson shares his unfiltered thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson: 'I’m not here for a circus'

Demetrious Johnson is not a fan of Jake Paul fighting Mike Tyson.

Tyson and Paul were originally scheduled to face each other inside the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, July 20. However, their highly anticipated clash was postponed after Tyson experienced a medical emergency during a cross-country flight last month. Fortunately, the incident was attributed to nothing more than an ulcer flare-up. Still, Tyson was forced to take a break from training, prompting promoters to push the fight from this summer to November 15.

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Johnson, on the other hand, thinks they should just scrap the whole thing altogether, or at the very least, find an opponent for ‘The Problem Child’ who isn’t 30+ years his elder.

“He’s 58 years old,” Johnson said of Tyson during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know what his health history is, and I think the biggest thing is you have someone who is 58 years old trying to push his body to the absolute limit, moving. I don’t know if he’s sparring or anything like that. I love Jake Paul, I just think there are so many f*cking boxers out there that he can fight and build, pad his record with. I understand Mike Tyson is a big name and Netflix wants to do it, but I don’t think they should revisit it.

“There are plenty of guys out there that Jake Paul could fight. KSI is one of them. He could fight T-Wood [Tyron Woodley] again. He could fight Mike Perry, ‘Platinum.’ He could fight Jorge Masvidal. There are so many guys! He could fight Anthony Pettis. There are so many guys who are younger than Mike Tyson but a little bit older than him that he can beat and have a big name.

“But I just think him fighting Mike Tyson, the guy is 58. I don’t want to see Mike Tyson get hurt. For what? … This is the stupidest f*cking thing that’s happening right now. You’re telling me there is literally nobody out there that can fight Jake Paul that’s his age, that is 8-0 as a boxer?” (h/t MMA Fighting).

Tyson is one of the biggest names in the history of boxing, amassing a 50-6 record with 44 of his wins coming by way of knockout over the course of his two-decade-long career. Along the way, he captured the undisputed heavyweight world championship, carrying the crown from 1987 to 1990.

‘Kid Dynamite’ returned to the boxing ring in 2020 for an exhibition bout with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr., but the clash with Paul will be his first professional boxing match since a 2005 loss to Kevin McBride.

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“If they want something that’s big, get a very good boxer that’s really good and have [Paul] fight him,” Johnson argued. “His skills should sell enough. I’m not here for a f*cking circus. I’m here for, are you legit or not? Fight a legit boxer who is 8-0.

“Let’s have a legit boxing promoter like Eddie Hearn give us somebody. ‘Hey, who do you think would be a good fight for Jake Paul? Who?’ Ask Eddie Hearn that and see if he can get the guy to sign on the dotted line and have a fight.”

Demetrious Johnson has the perfect opponent in mind for jake paul

So if Demetrious Johnson doesn’t want to see ‘The Problem Child’ throw hands with Tyson, who would be a suitable opponent? Well, ‘Mighty Mouse’ has the perfect candidate in mind: current BKFC star and the King of Violence, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry.

Demetrious Johnson wants to see Paul vs. Perry

“One of the things Mike Perry does very well is he puts a lot of damage on his opponents with bare knuckles,” Johnson said. “With those gloves, I don’t know if he can do the same type of damage, because cutting someone in the face and all that stuff, I don’t think he could do that. But I would watch.

“I’m more excited to see Mike Perry vs. Jake Paul in a boxing match. Netflix, f*cking sign it. Mike Perry vs. Jake Paul. … That’s a way better-selling fight than Jake Paul and Mike Tyson. Let Mike Tyson enjoy his retirement. Don’t bring that man back to fighting. Let him enjoy the rest of his life and let Mike Perry and Jake Paul fight.”

Paul and Perry have teased a potential clash for some time with ‘Platinum’ even serving as the backup for Paul’s fight with former UFC star Nate Diaz last summer. Recent rumors suggest that a date has been discussed for what feels like an inevitable showdown between the two, though no announcements have been made.

Breaking – Jake Paul rebooked to fight Mike Tyson in November at AT&T Stadium in Texas

Jake Paul rebooked to fight Mike Tyson in November boxing match in TexasFollowing the recent postponement of his clash with former heavyweight boxing world champion, Mike Tyson – Jake Paul has…

Jake Paul rebooked to fight Mike Tyson in November boxing match in Texas

Following the recent postponement of his clash with former heavyweight boxing world champion, Mike Tyson – Jake Paul has saw his bout with the veteran fan-favorite rescheduled for November 15. at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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As per an initial report from Ariel Helwani, Paul and Tyson will now face-off in Texas later this year in November with the duo taking main event honors above a title fight rematch between former-foes, Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor.

Mike Tyson rebooked to fight Jake Paul in November

“The Jake Paul x Mike Tyson boxing match has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, per @MostVpromotions.” Helwani posted. “Katie Taylor x Amanda Serrano 2 will once again serve as the co-main. Netflix, AT&T Stadium. Back on.” 

Last week, Most Valuable Promotions, the event’s organizers confirmed the postponement of the bout between Paul and former world heavyweight champion, Tyson – with the latter dealing with an ulcer flare-up during a flight

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“The upcoming highly anticipated boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will unfortunately be postponed,” The statement read. “During a follow up consultation on Thursday with medical professionals on his recent ulcer flare up, the recommendation is for Mike Tyson to do minimal to light training over the next few weeks and then return to full training with no limitations.”

“Both Mike and Jke are in agreement that is it only fair to ensure that both athletes have equal training time to prepare for this important match and are able to compete at the highest level. The health and well-being of athletes is our top priority, and we fully support Mike in taking the necessary time to allow him to perform at the level he expects of himself.”

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“Mike is expected to return to his full training schedule in the coming weeks and is eager to get back in the ring. MVP anticipates rescheduling the match to later this year at the AT&T Stadium, and we look forward to an exciting and well-prepared contest between these two exceptional athletes. The new date of the fight will be announced by next Friday, June 7th.”

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UFC CEO Dana White absolutely shreds Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight in latest tirade: ‘It’s ridiculous’

UFC CEO Dana White absolutely shreds Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight in latest tirade: 'It's ridiculous'If you didn’t already know Dana White’s opinion on the recently postponed Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson boxing match,…

UFC CEO Dana White absolutely shreds Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight in latest tirade: 'It's ridiculous'

If you didn’t already know Dana White’s opinion on the recently postponed Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson boxing match, we’ve got you covered.

It’s no secret that White and ‘The Problem Child’ do not get along. For years, Paul has poked and prodded at the UFC CEO, calling him out for lowballing his fighters and keeping them locked down under restrictive contracts. During a recent appearance on the FLAGRANT podcast with Andrew Schulz, White decided to tear into the YouTuber star and his upcoming clash with the former world heavyweight champion.

“Pretty much everybody in the room and the other room wants to see Jake Paul get knocked out,” White said. “When this fight happens, Tyson will be 58 f*cking years old. Under no circumstances should an almost 60-year-old man be fighting a 27-year-old guy, even if it’s Mike Tyson. It’s f*cking ridiculous.

When [Paul] actually fought somebody who is a boxer, who had the same type of record he has, and who’s his age and size, he f*cking lost”

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Dana White is dealing with his own fight crisis

Originally, Paul’s fight with Mike Tyson was scheduled to go down on July 20. Unfortunately, the bout has since been postponed after ‘Kid Dynamite’ suffered an ulcer flare-up during a cross-country flight out of Miami last month.

Both Paul and Tyson remain adamant that their clash — scheduled to air live on Netflix at no additional charge for active subscribers around the world — will proceed with a new date being announced in the near future.

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Meanwhile, Dana White is dealing with his own drama after a press conference in Dublin to kick off promotional festivities for Conor McGregor’s long-awaited return was canceled hours before the scheduled start time. The news immediately generated rumors suggesting that McGregor’s quote-unquote “greatest comeback in combat sports history” was no longer part of UFC 303 on June 29.

No official announcement has been made, but there have been conflicting reports, some claiming that the UFC is confident the fight will happen with others stating that the promotion is putting out “feelers” to see who might be interested in filling in for the Irish megastar.

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Only time will tell on these two massive fights, but as it stands, things are looking much more optimistic on Jake Paul’s side.

Breaking – Jake Paul boxing fight with Mike Tyson postponed amid health scare for heavyweight knockout icon

Jake Paul's boxing fight with Mike Tyson postponed amid recent health scare for former heavyweight championJake Paul’s massive clash with former world heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, slated to take place on July 20….

Jake Paul's boxing fight with Mike Tyson postponed amid recent health scare for former heavyweight champion

Jake Paul’s massive clash with former world heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, slated to take place on July 20. in Arlington, Texas, has officially been postponed to a later date, after a recent health scare for the former ahead of the matchup, set to be broadcast on Netflix.

Earlier this week, speculation was rife regarding Brooklyn veteran, Tyson’s ability to compete in a professional bout with Paul – already booked for July, after a recent medical emergency on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles called the former heavyweight boxing champion’s health into question.

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Jake Paul’s bout with Mike Tyson will be rescheduled later this year

And in an official statement tonight from Most Valuable Promotions, the bout between Paul and Tyson has been postponed beyond July 20. – upon medical advice with the latter experiencing symptoms following an ulcer flare up.

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“The upcoming highly anticipated boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will unfortunately be postponed,” The statement read. “During a follow up consultation on Thursday with medical professionals on his recent ulcer flare up, the recommendation is for Mike Tyson to do minimal to light training over the next few weeks and then return to full training with no limitations.”

“Both Mike and Jke are in agreement that is it only fair to ensure that both athletes have equal training time to prepare for this important match and are able to compete at the highest level. The health and well-being of athletes is our top priority, and we fully support Mike in taking the necessary time to allow him to perform at the level he expects of himself.”

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“Mike is expected to return to his full training schedule in the coming weeks and is eager to get back in the ring. MVP anticipates rescheduling the match to later this year at the AT&T Stadium, and we look forward to an exciting and well-prepared contest between these two exceptional athletes. The new date of the fight will be announced by next Friday, June 7th.” 

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Mike Tyson suffers ‘medical emergency’ during cross-country flight 2 months before Jake Paul fight

Mike Tyson suffers 'Medical Emergency' during Cross-Country flight 2 months before Jake Paul fight‘Iron’ Mike Tyson suffered a “medical emergency” while aboard a cross-country flight traveling from Miami to Los Angeles. First…

Mike Tyson suffers 'Medical Emergency' during Cross-Country flight 2 months before Jake Paul fight

‘Iron’ Mike Tyson suffered a “medical emergency” while aboard a cross-country flight traveling from Miami to Los Angeles.

First reported by In Touch Weekly, the legendary pugilist “became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing.” Initial reports claimed that a two-hour delay in the flight taking off from Miami was related to Tyson’s medical issue.

However, a representative for the former unified heavyweight world champion revealed that the delay was due to an air conditioning issue and unrelated to Tyson.

Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,” Tyson’s representatives told The New York Post in an email. “He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing. He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him. However, it’s false reporting that his medical attention caused the flight delay. This two hour delay was due to air conditioning issue on the aircraft.

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As the plane was minutes away from landing in Los Angeles, passengers were asked to remain in their seats so that paramedics could board the vessel and tend to Tyson.

“He was in first class, but we were in an exit row and the stewardess was very chatty. They asked us to stay on the plane and landed so paramedics could enter,” a source told In Touch Weekly. “She said something like, ‘He’s a really important passenger so we wanna make sure he’s OK.’ I knew it was him, but I just mouthed the words ‘Mike Tyson’ and she nodded her head yes.”

Jake Paul Responds to claims that his fight with Mike Tyson is off

Luckily, it sounds like Tyson will be fine, but the news is sure to amplify the already-existing concerns surrounding his impending clash with Jake Paul on July 20. Tyson is scheduled to compete in his first professional boxing match since 2005 when he steps inside the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas just a few weeks removed from his 58th birthday.

As news of Tyson’s medical issue spread across social media, reports immediately began claiming that his bout with ‘The Problem Child’ was canceled. Paul was quick to quell those claims, writing: “You love to make sh*t up before knowing the facts for clicks/likes. Nothing changed.”

Jake Paul on Mike Tyson

Tyson vs. Paul will air live on Netflix, a first for the streaming giant and its 260 million subscribers around the world.

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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson suffers ‘medical emergency’ during cross-country flight 2 months before Jake Paul fight

Mike Tyson suffers 'Medical Emergency' during Cross-Country flight 2 months before Jake Paul fight‘Iron’ Mike Tyson suffered a “medical emergency” while aboard a cross-country flight traveling from Miami to Los Angeles. First…

Mike Tyson suffers 'Medical Emergency' during Cross-Country flight 2 months before Jake Paul fight

‘Iron’ Mike Tyson suffered a “medical emergency” while aboard a cross-country flight traveling from Miami to Los Angeles.

First reported by In Touch Weekly, the legendary pugilist “became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing.” Initial reports claimed that a two-hour delay in the flight taking off from Miami was related to Tyson’s medical issue.

However, a representative for the former unified heavyweight world champion revealed that the delay was due to an air conditioning issue and unrelated to Tyson.

Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,” Tyson’s representatives told The New York Post in an email. “He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing. He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him. However, it’s false reporting that his medical attention caused the flight delay. This two hour delay was due to air conditioning issue on the aircraft.

Mike Tyson

As the plane was minutes away from landing in Los Angeles, passengers were asked to remain in their seats so that paramedics could board the vessel and tend to Tyson.

“He was in first class, but we were in an exit row and the stewardess was very chatty. They asked us to stay on the plane and landed so paramedics could enter,” a source told In Touch Weekly. “She said something like, ‘He’s a really important passenger so we wanna make sure he’s OK.’ I knew it was him, but I just mouthed the words ‘Mike Tyson’ and she nodded her head yes.”

Jake Paul Responds to claims that his fight with Mike Tyson is off

Luckily, it sounds like Tyson will be fine, but the news is sure to amplify the already-existing concerns surrounding his impending clash with Jake Paul on July 20. Tyson is scheduled to compete in his first professional boxing match since 2005 when he steps inside the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas just a few weeks removed from his 58th birthday.

As news of Tyson’s medical issue spread across social media, reports immediately began claiming that his bout with ‘The Problem Child’ was canceled. Paul was quick to quell those claims, writing: “You love to make sh*t up before knowing the facts for clicks/likes. Nothing changed.”

Jake Paul on Mike Tyson

Tyson vs. Paul will air live on Netflix, a first for the streaming giant and its 260 million subscribers around the world.

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Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson