In 1993, Royce Gracie was turning heads as MMA made its way into our TV sets. Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was in prison during that time, but believes he would have taken a fight with Royce Gracie. As for the outcome, Tyson gave Gracie the odds inside the Octagon.
“There is no way I would have won,” said Tyson on UFC Tonight. “I had no idea what was going on with that type of fighting and would’ve been taken by surprise. I would have had to train in that particular art of fighting before that happened. That’s a particular art.”
Both are closing in on 50-years-old and their active careers are long over. Tyson can often be spotted ringside at UFC cards and Gracie continues to teach.
They probably would have drawn some huge pay-per-view numbers and who knows what would have happened.