Conor McGregor and Jon Jones have a lot of fans, but one that they have in common just so happens to be Mike Tyson.
The legendary boxer spoke about both polarizing figures in an interview with 'Fighters Only' Magazine. Jones is currently gearing up for his UFC 197 light heavyweight interim title fight against Ovince Saint-Preux on April 23 and McGregor is getting ready for his UFC 200 welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz on July 9.
Take a look at the thoughts Tyson had on both fighters:
“Conor is very charismatic. Jon Jones is bad, but deep down he’s a decent kind of person and very shy. Whereas this guy, Conor, he’s the man.”
“He reminds me of the old-time boxers, one of those guys that’s just into everything. He walks into the room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He’s just a really interesting guy.
“He does things nobody else has been able to do too. He’s kind of like an animated character, one that’s real though. He’s a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than his talent. Isn’t that crazy? He’s got this huge personality.
“Nobody in MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda (Rousey) is just like a monster – the things she would do – but this guy is different.
“His personality is phenomenal.”
Sounds like Mike pays attention to the MMA world and has some respect for these guys. Especially some of the most outspoken fighters like Jones and McGregor. I hope he keeps being supportive of the sport.