'I'd wrestle him' – Ex-UFC star Daniel Cormier believes he would beat boxing legend Mike Tyson in a street fight | The Sun

DANIEL CORMIER has claimed he would beat boxing icon Mike Tyson in a street fight – but only with the help of his wrestling skills and a GLASS BOTTLE.

The ex-MMA star, 43, retired from the Octagon in 2020 and is a two-weight UFC champion.



Before heading into mixed-martial arts, Cormier was a successful competitive wrestler.

He was a six-time winner for Team USA, a world bronze medalist and a two-time Pan American games champion.

DC revealed on a recent episode of ESPN's DC & RC that he would have to fight dirty to beat Iron Mike.

Cormier was asked if he would win in a street battle with Baddest Man on the Planet.

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And he was happy to back himself – but only if all rules were off the table and he was allowed to wrestle Tyson to the floor.

Cormier said: "In a street fight, I'm wrestling everybody. I'd wrestle him [Mike Tyson].

"In a street fight you grab bottles, you grab everything. I love Mike. Mike is my boy.

"I'd never raise a finger to him really."

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Tyson recently scared his fans by declaring his days are numbered and he will die 'really soon'.

The 56-year-old former boxing champ made the scary comments on his Hotboxin' podcast.

He said: "We’re all gonna die one day of course.

“Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face.

"I say, ‘Wow. That means my expiration date is coming close, really soon.'"

Iron Mike still looks in incredible shape though and recently shared footage of his flawless sparring skills.

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