Watch Mike Tyson’s epic response as lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov goes absolutely nuts at UFC 160 weigh-in – The Sun

MIKE TYSON relished a heated weigh-in confrontation during his boxing days – and loves it when it happens in UFC too.

Iron Mike was a guest at UFC 160 in May 2013, and watched a blockbuster card that included future lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov against Abel Trujillo.



Tyson was on stage at the weigh-in when Khabib – who puts his belt on the line in a blockbuster against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Saturday night – actually failed to make weight.

With emotions running high as the two squared off, the undefeated Dagestani, now 32, angrily shoved Trujillo before UFC president Dana White intervened.

Khabib, wearing the huge blonde headpiece which is actually a hat native to his homeland, sent Trujillo flying backwards before scarpering offstage.

Amid the carnage, Tyson, who at 54 is preparing for his own ring return against 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr on November 28, was enjoying every second.

He smiled, raised his arms in joy and pumped his fists at the madness.

Fans were cracking up at the ex-heavyweight king's excited reaction.

One replied to the clip: "Mike was liking the aggressiveness. Love the look on his face."

Another joked: "Mike was ready to throw down!"

A third added: "Tyson hyped!!"

Tyson – the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history – was famed for his intimidating aura during his fighting heyday.

During the weigh-in ahead of his defeat to Lennox Lewis in 2002 all hell broke loose when he charged at his rival before unleashing a vile X-rated tirade at a member of the crowd.

There were no such fireworks between Khabib and Gaethje, 31, when they came face to face at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi though.

Khabib – whose journey to superstardom alongside late father Abdulmanap was captured in a touching BT Sport video – and the American shook hands and even patted each other on the arm, with White once again watching on.


Back to 2013 though, and unbeaten Khabib went onto dominate Trujillo by unanimous decision, bringing up his 20th MMA victory.

Khabib is now 28-0 and regarded by some as the promotion's greatest fighter ever.

He has also been lined up for a rematch against Conor McGregor – but will have nothing to do with it if he can help it.

Khabib shut down a reporter who recently asked him about Notorious, blasting: "I don't want to talk about this s***."

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