MIKE TYSON 'knows nothing about MMA', according to UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili.
Iron Mike recently claimed that Zhang's upcoming fight with challenger Rose Namajunas could be a 'walk-over' for the American.
But Chinese superstar Zhang is having none of it.
The 31-year-old told CGTN: "Tyson has no right to comment because he knows nothing about MMA. He knows nothing about me.
"I will not be affected, but do my best instead, and I suggest Tyson try MMA himself."
Zhang does not lack respect for 'Thug' Rose, however, as she added: "She has great footwork and boxing skills.
"I will check my arsenal and pick the suitable weapon to play against her. I know that anything could happen."
The pair are set to face off at the stacked UFC 261, to be held in front of a full arena in Jacksonville on April 24, which also includes Kamaru Usman's rematch with Jorge Masvidal.
Tyson, 54, made his comments while chatting with UFC president Dana White on his Hotboxin' podcast.
He said: "But listen (for) Rose that could be a walk-over. So beautiful to be, so vicious. She destroys you."
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Namajunas, 28, previously held the belt between 2017 and 2019, before losing out to Jessica Andrade.
She went on to avenge that defeat at UFC 251 last July – but not before Andrade had lost the belt – to Zhang.
The Hebei star is 5-0 since joining the UFC, most recently defending her title in a legendary bout against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 last March.
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