Mike Tyson told NBA icon Dennis Rodman he made back the $3million fine for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear by taking pictures with fans.
The self-styled ‘baddest man on the planet’ stunned everyone by ripping the top of Holyfield’s ear off during their heavyweight title fight in 1997.
It was one of the most shocking moments in the history of the sport and the Nevada Athletic Commission subsequently slapped him with a maximum fine of $3m as well as revoking his licence.
Now, the two boxing legends are now set to stun the world again by making their comebacks to the ring years after retiring.
And when joined by NBA legend Dennis Rodman on his podcast, Tyson revealed he has no regrets about the incident – and claimed he made even more than his hefty fine.
“I never even think about it,” Tyson said.
“However, I think about how much money that I made from taking pictures of biting people that it supersedes the $3m that I lost.
“That’s what it makes it funny for me. Yes, I bit his ear but I made that back from taking pictures.
“So I can never beat myself up about it.
“I always say to my children: ‘Damn we’re born, we’ve got this amount of time before we die – what are we gonna do?”
On Thursday, Tyson shockingly revealed he was planning on biting Holyfield’s face before the referee intervened.
“I was getting ready to bite the daylights out of him and I was going to bite his face!” he told Joe Rogan on the UFC commentator’s podcast.
“When you’re from the ghetto, they say that when you have something done to you, you’ve got to do it worse back.”