May 29, 2003

"Now I really do want to rape her and her (expletive) mama" -- Mike Tyson, the sports columnist's best friend, discussing the victim of his 1991 rape (and her expletive mama) on Fox News.

posted by rcade to boxing at 12:56 AM - 21 comments

Doesn't do himself any favours does he? The bloke's a nutter. End of story.

posted by squealy at 06:18 AM on May 29

Muhammad Siddeeq, who was Tyson's spiritual adviser while the boxer was behind bars, said Tyson was goaded by Van Susteren into making controversial statements. Yeah really! What up with that, Greta? It's not like Mike has a history of poorly thought-out, inflammatory crazy talk! I'm on the Zoloft to keep from killing y'all. -- Mike Tyson I want to rip out his heart and feed it to him [Lennox Lewis]. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children. -- Mike Tyson Alexander the Great got all the bitches and they weren't all whores -- Mike Tyson I wish that you guys had children so I could kick them in the (expletive) head or stomp on their testicles so you could feel my pain because that's the pain I have waking up every day." -- Mike Tyson I'm just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too. I think it's un-American not to go out with a woman, not to be with a beautiful woman, not to get my (expletive) sucked -- Mike Tyson I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me ... I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss ... why you acting like that? -- Mike Tyson

posted by jerseygirl at 07:52 AM on May 29

I think it's un-American not to go out with a woman, not to be with a beautiful woman, not to get my (expletive) sucked. Tough to argue with that one.

posted by vito90 at 08:46 AM on May 29

Classy. Very classy. Atleast he isn't a dictator of some poor country.

posted by jasonspaceman at 09:31 AM on May 29

Why in God's name would Greta Van Susteren be talking with him in the first place?!? Geez, have we not wrung all the newsworthiness out of this misguided soul? Hey, Greta, who's next? How about Charlie Manson! I hear he's a hoot! Fox where news values fear to tread.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:59 AM on May 29

Tyson is the ultimate mook. He consistently says things just to get a reaction and keep his name in the press. The more press he gets and the more outrageous things he says, the more PPV can charge for a fight and the more he gets paid. The sooner this changes, the better off we are as a sporting community.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:04 AM on May 29

The fact this is a story at all is proof of how low boxing has sunk. He loves attention of any kind, and we continue to give it to him. Just pitiful.

posted by justgary at 11:06 AM on May 29

I'd love to jump on the "let's not listen to him" bandwagon (becuase I know it's the right thing to do), but I really, really enjoy his interviews. Keep 'em comin', wingnut!

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:17 PM on May 29

I think the general public tired long ago of this fool. The only reason we keep seeing his ugly, metal-filled, tattooed mug is that the American media can't get over its fascination with him, and the perception that he's interesting. Well, Jeffery Dahmer was interesting. Let's dig his ass up and ask him if he wants to eat anyone else! My point remains not a bit of anything Tyson said was newsworthy.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:14 PM on May 29

Coming this fall to FOX....Mike Tyson...the reality TV show!

posted by therev at 01:17 PM on May 29

SpoFi beats MeFi to the punch (geddit?) yet again. I love you guys. ;-)

posted by squealy at 02:34 PM on May 29

We're sportstastic!

posted by jerseygirl at 02:38 PM on May 29

Not me. I'm more sportstatic. Or perhaps sportspastic.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:14 PM on May 29

Irregardiblelessly, spofi rocks!

posted by garfield at 04:47 PM on May 29

You can check out Mike Tyson tonight (and maybe tomorrow night) on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as they are showing re-runs of when Tyson was a co-host.

posted by meanie at 12:17 AM on May 30

jerseygirl is disturbingly well-informed about Mr. Tyson's legacy of outbursts. Irregardiblelessly Best. word. ever.

posted by kirkaracha at 12:47 AM on May 30

meanie: I saw that show last night and Tommy Lasorda looked genuinely scared of Tyson.

posted by jasonspaceman at 07:18 AM on May 30

Jim Lampley: Mike, you were much faster than your opponent today, can you comment on that? Tyson: Yeah, we were fighting in two different time zones. East coast and daylight savings. (Actual Tyson commentary from before he lost his mind.)

posted by vito90 at 07:59 AM on May 30

jerseygirl is disturbingly well-informed about Mr. Tyson's legacy of outbursts. google search: mike+tyson+quotes. the whole thing is disturbing, but i'll totally admit to laughing at him and enjoying his commentary. my particular favorite, out the gems i singled out, is the one where he wants to stomp on children's testicles. it's just one of the funniest/worst trash talkings i've ever heard. in fact, i think i am going to use that line for fantasy baseball trash talking this week.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:43 AM on May 30

the testicles/eat your children comment definitely takes the cake. i actually wish i had thought of it. but then i'd be mike tyson, and that wouldn't be cool.

posted by garfield at 09:53 AM on May 30

Jgirl, in the "Too Much Information" department ... please refrain from stomping mine, as I am already down one in that department.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:37 PM on May 30

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.