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Mike Tyson ready to fight Lennox Lewis
If Mike Tyson can't get a fight with Evander Holyfield, he will look to face another familiar foe. The former heavyweight champion told TMZ that he is looking to fight Lennox Lewis in another exhibition bout. There is no set location for the fight.
"I'm gonna fight Lennox Lewis," Tyson said. "September."
Tyson, 55, returned to the ring for the first time since 2005, facing Roy Jones Jr. on a Triller show last year. Dubbed the Legends Only League, Tyson, who looked in phenomenal shape, fought Jones to a draw. He has been hoping to fight Holyfield again, but the latter is set to face Kevin McBride this year.
Lewis, the last undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, last fought in 2003. In his second to last fight, Lewis beat Tyson via knockout to retain his titles. His career ended on a three-fight win streak. Lewis fought Holyfield twice in 1999, drawing with him and beating him via unanimous decision.
How many viewers for Joe Rogan?
Since signing a huge deal for his podcast, Joe Rogan has had more eyes on him than ever before. Streaming reached a significant high during the pandemic, but executives of Spotify are wary of potential hits, especially with an uncertain marketplace pre and post-COVID.
“The world isn’t even. In some parts, we’re seeing recovery much faster than others,” Spotify Chief Executive Daniel Ek told The Wall Street Journal. Places like India and Brazil “are still clearly hit."
Rogan, who commentates for the UFC, has produced over 1,600 episodes of his podcast. Guests have included health experts, celebrities, and athletes.
Ali Abdelaziz interested in Jon Jones
It has been an interesting journey the last few years for Jon Jones. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has been looking to make a big money fight between him and Francis Ngannou come to frution. After butting heads with the UFC several times, Jones is looking to do things his own way. One of the most prominent managers in MMA has taken notice.
Jones recently split with First Round Management. Many expect him to join Dominance MMA, led by Ali Abdelaziz. The latter was asked about Jones, and had a very interesting take on the situation.
“I think Jon has been representing himself for the last three years anyway,” Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie. “I don’t know why this news is late. Anyway, it’s none of my business who Jon is managed (by), not managed (by). I got tagged so many times on Instagram and Twitter – I’m flattered, I’m honored. I wish nothing but the best for Jon Jones. I think Jon is a good guy – misunderstood a lot. And I hope – Dana White is not this hard to work with. I’m telling you. I’ve known this man for 16 years, but you can’t, somebody with Jon Jones’ caliber and his mystique, one of the greatest ever, he should not have to argue over Twitter about what he deserves or not deserve. You don’t talk business online.”
Jones relinquished the UFC light heavyweight title to make a move to heavyweight. As of now, Ngannou, the new UFC heavyweight champion, is scheduled to face Derrick Lewis in a rematch. Abdelaziz will not be going after Jones himself, but he will be ready to talk whenever Jones is. He also believes that negotiations between Jones and Dana White should be easier than they appear to be.
“When two people sit down together – if you tell me Dana White doesn’t respect Jon Jones, I think he does," Abdelaziz went on to say. "The fight to make is Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. This fight can do at least 1.5 million pay-per-view buys. Make a deal, a performance deal. It makes so much money and I hate to see this fight not happening and I think Francis deserves a big fight. Jon Jones definitely earned the title shot. And Dana has a lot of good, level-headed people around him, too. Hunter (Campbell) is level-headed, Mick (Maynard) is level-headed. Dana’s upset, somebody else can jump in and make the deal. But, Dana’s the boss. He’s the shot-caller. You can go talk bad to him, he can talk bad to you. He’s lying, he’s saying this and this. But realistically, you’re a GOAT, and you deserve better than fighting people online.”