Mike Tyson might be the craziest motherf*cker of all time. And on that note, happy birthday, Mike Tyson!
The boxing legend turns 48 years old today, and as one of the most iconic figures in sports' history, we must remember him.
Nobody went harder than Tyson -- both in the ring and in life -- and realistically no one ever will.
His wild behavior makes Floyd Mayweather look like a baby, and I guarantee you that he can blow $300 million faster.
Still, everything he's done made him into the man he is today, and what's not to love? Iron Mike is still one of the greatest ever and his absence in the boxing world can still be felt.
Let's reflect on a career and life built around talent, drugs, success and failure.
When he became the youngest heavyweight champion at 20...
...And was knocking guys around the ring like rag dolls.
When he told us his secret to success...
“Confidence breeds success & success breeds confidence…Confidence applied properly surpasses genius.”
...And tried to fight the police.
When he started wrestling and joined D-Generation X...
...And even got into it with Stone Cold.
When he killed Joe Frazier's son like this:
And had the best knockout of his career, which ended another.
When he bought his pet tiger...
...Whom he actually loved.
When he lost it at this press conference.
When he abstained from sex for five years until he won the world title.
When he told everybody his strategy to fighting.
“I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.”
When he was hanging out with guys like Tupac...
...And Bobby Brown.
When his ex-wife admitted that he may have hit her.
When he caught his ex-wife sleeping around.
When he went to prison for two years after getting convicted of rape...
...And told us how he had sex while in jail.
When he developed a deep love for doves...
...And got his face tatted.
When he dropped this knowledge on us.
“I feel sometimes that I was not meant for this society because everyone here is a fucking hypocrite. Everybody says they believe in God but they don’t do God’s work. Everybody counteracts what God is really about. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? I’m a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me? I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss ‘Why are you acting like that?’ Now, he would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that. They’d throw me in jail and write bad articles about me and then go to church on Sunday and say Jesus is a wonderful man and he’s coming back to save us. But they don’t understand that when he comes back, these crazy, greedy capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.”
When he gave us the greatest interview of all time.
When he stole Dana White's seat in his own private plane...
...Then did this to him.
When he bit Evander Holyfield's ear (duh).
His philosophy on life:
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”