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If there's one fighter that understands a tough loss, it's heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. "Iron Mike's" career has had its fair share of ups and downs. After dominating the sport for most of the 80's, Tyson's run ended against Buster Douglas in the 10th round at the Tokyo Dome in Japan in 1990.

Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor have both had similar losses after a huge domination run in the UFC.

Rousey lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 after an almost 5 year 12 win streak, whilst McGregor recently suffered his first loss under the UFC banner to Nate Diaz after a 7-win UFC streak.

Tyson sat down on The Jim Rome Show and chatted about both fighters. He believes that they're both doing what they have to and will do everything possible to learn from the mistakes they made. He also believes they'll grow and come back stronger than ever.

"Listen, you say those things, but that's just our ego's really being bruised that's all. We get it together, we realize it's a discipline, we need to correct some mistakes that we made to increase our desire, and life goes on. Now she's going to get ready to fight the girl (Miesha Tate) that just beat Holly Holm and most likely she's going to beat that woman."

Tyson also thinks that Conor McGregor might have made a misstep by trying to make a move up to the welterweight division. He feels the Irishman might have bitten off more than he can chew.

"My personal opinion, I think he went up too fast in weight, and I think he fought the wrong guy in that weight. It's just something that happens in fighting, and we should all learn from our mistakes."

Tyson feels that mistakes are a key component to be a fighter, otherwise how does a fighter improve?

"That's what fighting is all about, learning from our mistakes, improving our mistakes, and improving ourselves. Not giving up."

As of right now, it looks as if Rousey will fight Miesha Tate at the end of the year to attempt to reclaim her title and get back on top. McGregor is assumed to drop his weight and defend his featherweight title. Although it has been announced that he'll be fighting at UFC 200, his opponent has yet to be named.


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