Conor McGregor makes Mike Tyson an unexpected promise

"I promise my life on it."

After expressing gratitude, UFC superstar Conor McGregor also made former world heavyweight boxing champ “Iron” Mike Tyson a promise that many weren’t expecting. 

Say what you will about his colourful personality or pre-fight antics, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor is a bonafide MMA superstar. Nobody has transcended the sport the way the Irish former UFC champion has, as he has reached mainstream attention that no other MMA fighter has seen. Obviously his talent inside the cage has backed up his many cocky claims, and he once held UFC double champ status with title at both featherweight and lightweight.

McGregor’s fantastic ascent through the ranks caught the attention of many. One of those who did was former world heavyweight boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson – Who is also an avid MMA fan.

Recently on Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, where UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou took part, the former boxing champion praised McGregor’s effort in boxing against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The acclaim reached McGregor, who took to Twitter to thank Tyson, and make him a promise.

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“Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd. I promise my life on it It is great to see you back Iron Mike (Tyson),” Conor McGregor wrote.

Mayweather vs McGregor, which took place in August 2017, became the highest-selling boxing pay-per-view to date. McGregor went at it with with the world champ, putting in a solid effort, only to be TKO’d in the tenth round. Despite the loss, McGregor received much praise for his performance, evident by Tyson’s words. While a rematch has been discussed by fans and pundits, no official plans have emerged.

Tyson recently announced a return to boxing, showcasing impressive form for a 53-year old man. No opponent or exact return has been announced as of now.

Can Conor McGregor fulfil his promise to Mike Tyson?

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for