Mike Tyson on how he would have fared in the UFC, Dana White blasts ‘ridiculous’ calls to scrap Octagon girls, MMA fighter dies

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Mike Tyson as a UFC fighter

Mike Tyson was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever but how would he have done if he had ever fought in the UFC?

Tyson is a fan of the sport and is often seen in the crowds for the fights.

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Mike Tyson is good friends with Dana White
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In a recent interview with GQ Sports, the 53-year-old was asked how he would have fared as a UFC fighter.

He said: “I don’t know what I would do in the UFC.

“Because I watched the UFC a couple of times, and I watched these guys step on people’s feet.

“And I have the worst feet in the world. And if somebody steps on my feet, I would totally tap out.

“I would just give up it would be a no-brainer.”

MMA fighter dies after suffering brain aneurysm

Kate Collins, who is nicknamed the ‘Red Dragon’, fought for several mixed martial arts promotion, including Bellator during her three-year career.

The American, who is survived by her two sons, suffered a brain aneurysm last weekend that caused a stroke and seizures, according to Heavy.com.

“The fight is over,” her coach, JT Tilley, wrote on Facebook.

“You never stopped fighting and we never gave up on you. Just wasn’t in the cards.”

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“I’ve always been so proud of you Kate.”

“I was honoured to be able to live your dream with you… I will miss you more than the world will ever know.”

After fighting on the amateur circuit, Collins amassed a 7-5 record in professional cage fighting.

Dana White on calls for ban on Octagon girls

There have been calls for the UFC to ban their use of Octagon girls ahead of their event in Melbourne.

Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, has been leading the calls for the sport to follow the example set Formula 1 and darts.

“Our Octagon girls, they’re as much a part of the UFC brand as anyone, they’re ambassadors for our sport,” White told The Daily Telegraph.

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There have been calls to scrap Octagon girls
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“So for someone who has absolutely no education whatsoever about who these girls are – about what they do, what they mean to the UFC – to start going off, it’s ridiculous.”

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