Mike Tyson and Rickson Gracie are legends in their respective sports: boxing and Jiu-Jitsu. What would happen if they got into an altercation?
Rickson Gracie was reported to have an undefeated record of 450-0, though even his father disputed this figure. Nonetheless, he remains one of the most legendary figures in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. His contributions to the BJJ and MMA communities cemented his status as a pioneer. Notably, as the brother of UFC 1 poster boy Royce Gracie, Rickson’s influence extends beyond the octagon.
In a past interview, Gracie disclosed a fascinating hypothetical matchup that piqued his interest. Surprisingly, his desired opponent was not from the MMA world but rather legendary New York boxer Mike Tyson. This revelation sparked excitement among fans and led to intriguing speculative scenarios.
Gracie expressed his eagerness to enter the ring against Tyson. In the interview, he stated that Tyson would be his top choice of opponent given “he’s the most famous fighter in the world” and that “if I beat him, I get his place.
Addressing doubts about the hypothetical matchup, Gracie confidently asserted that Tyson would not last “more than 5 minutes” against him. While such conjectures remain theoretical, Gracie’s enthusiasm to test his skills against one of boxing’s greatest figures was apparent.
Fans also engaged in sharing their opinions on the potential clash, with predictions ranging from an unfavorable outcome for Rickson to imaginative scenarios such as “Mike Tyson by flying triangle” and “Rickson by RNC. The hypothetical matchup ignited varied reactions from fans, each contributing to the speculative discussion.
You can see the interview here: