Conor McGregor and Jon Jones are undoubtably two of the biggest stars in MMA history. Both men are relatively polarizing figures, with many viewers either being very supportive, or very critical.
Jones is currently gearing up for his UFC 197 light heavyweight interim title fight against Ovince Saint-Preux on April 23rd. McGregor on the other hand is preparing for his UFC 200 welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz on July 9th.
One man who is familiar with promoting his fights is Boxing icon ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. Tyson spoke about both fighters in an interview with Fighters Only Magazine.
The Mirror has the quotes:
“Conor is very charismatic. Jon Jones is bad, but deep down he’s a decent kind of person and very shy. Whereas this guy, Conor, he’s the man.”
“He reminds me of the old-time boxers, one of those guys that’s just into everything. He walks into the room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He’s just a really interesting guy.
“He does things nobody else has been able to do too. He’s kind of like an animated character, one that’s real though. He’s a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than his talent. Isn’t that crazy? He’s got this huge personality.
“Nobody in MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda (Rousey) is just like a monster – the things she would do – but this guy is different.
“His personality is phenomenal.”