“P***** off” Mike Tyson terrified TV crew on Shark Week amid seasickness

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Mike Tyson was so ‘p***** off’ about diving underwater to ‘fight a shark’ last year that he left an entire film crew sweating over their TV programme.

The boxing legend took part in a special challenge back in August as part of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, which saw him dive underwater to complete a series of tasks involving the dangerous predators.

UFC President Dana White helped him get the gig, but it almost didn’t go to plan when ‘Iron’ Mike arrived on the day in the foulest of moods.

Speaking with White on his latest Hotboxin’ podcast, Tyson recalled: “He gets me a job on shark week, he really cares about me, Dana really cares about my well-being.”

White then said: “I got you a TV show, I got you Shark Week, so he had to go down and swim with these sharks.

“And I heard the day he had to go and swim he was super p***** off and the whole crew were scared that day because Mike didn't want to get in the water with the sharks.”

Tyson added: “They came over and the boat started rocking and I thought I was going to get boat sick.

“I’d rather the shark eat me out of the cage.”

Tyson came out on top against his most fearsome opponent of all time, putting a shark to sleep by tickling its nose while scuba diving.

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  • Yet that was only after the former undisputed heavyweight champion threw up and admitted being ’scared to death’.

    He was pitted against the shark over three rounds as part of a challenge dubbed ‘Tyson vs Jaws’.

    It ended with him achieving ‘tonic immobility’ – a temporary state of inactivity in the shark.

    Tyson took on the shark a few months before his sensational boxing return against Roy Jones Jr in November 2020.

    After being held to a draw with Jones in their exhibition, he has set his sights on returning to the ring again at some point in 2021.

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