UFC president Dana White felt the wrath of Mike Tyson when the heavyweight legend pranked the promoter by slapping him and kicking him out of his seat on a private jet.
In a throwback clip, Tyson – who continues to impress with his training clips at the age of 54 – walks up to White and says, “Hey, come on, move it” after slapping his pal on the shoulder.
Mike Tyson slaps UFC president Dana White on the shoulder
Tyson makes White give up his seat on a private jet
White looks a little shocked as he shrugs his shoulders
Heavyweight legend Tyson writes ‘D***’ on White’s forehead
The UFC boss replies: “I like this seat.”
But Tyson sharply responds: “I like it better.” He then moves into the seat and gloats, “Ah, this is nice.”
White, looking a little shocked, shrugs his shoulders as he takes up a seat next to the two-time world champion.
But Tyson – who was recently called out by Riddick Bowe – was not done with having fun at White’s expense.
The iconic puncher then wrote ‘D***’ in capital letters on the American millionaire’s forehead as he fell asleep on the jet.
Despite the pranks, Tyson – who once refereed an MMA match in Manchester 14 years ago – has actually formed a close friendship with White.
White – who grew up in boxing before managing UFC fighters and eventually transitioning into promoting – has invited Tyson octagon side for some of the company’s biggest fights.
And Iron Mike, who walked away from boxing in 2005, admitted in 2012 that, had MMA been as prominent then as it is today, then he may have chosen the cage over the ring.
He told ESPN eight years ago: “When I came up, my trainer was a boxing guy. If my guy was in UFC, I’d probably go that way.
“I love UFC, big time. How could you not? They play UFC so much, you see it year round, and you just have to want to be a fan. If you’re not a fan, you’re not cool.
“I would love to do that stuff.”
Mike Tyson with UFC boss Dana White in 2015 watching a Ronda Rousey workoutCredit: Getty
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk