One of the people who will be visiting Tyson during his training camp for the upcoming bout is UFC President Dana White.
“I’m flying out probably next week to watch him train,” White told reporters during a recent media scrum (via Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting).
In an interesting twist of fate, a head to head battle is taking place on September 12 as the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. fight will go head to head with a UFC Fight Night card headlined by Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira.
White, who is usually against seeing past their prime fighters compete in MMA, is 100% behind the fight between Tyson and Jones Jr.
“I’m excited for [Tyson],” White said. “He says he’s got that fire, he wants to fight, he wants this, Jones wants it, they’re grown men – I’m 100 percent supportive.”
Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Is set for Saturday, September 12 from a location to be announced in Carson, California with Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. headlining.