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Mike Tyson Advises Ronda Rousey on Her Trip to Palookaville (Watch!)

Mike Tyson Advises Ronda Rousey on Her Trip to Palookaville (Watch!) 1

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson had some words of advice for Ronda Rousy, who was defeated in November by a devastating knockout. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champ, had some surprisingly sound advice for former UFC Women’s champion Ronda Rousey, who suffered a devastating knockout in her last fight and seems to have had her confidence shattered.

Tyson sat down with Conan O’Brien last night to talk about her devastating fight.

Rousey, who held the Bantamweight title, started believing her own hype after media outlets prounced her invincible.

She’d won 11 straight fights. Only one other fighter lasted more than one round. Then, she met Australian Holly Holm in the main event at UFC 193 last November.

Holm knocked out Rousey cold with a devastating kick in the third round that broke her jaw. Rousey dropped out of sight for weeks and only recently emerged vowing to fight again.

Tyson has been there, too.

During his career, he became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in the world. He knocked out 11 of his first 12 opponents and won 19 straight fights.

But in 1990, he lost his titles to underdog James “Buster” Douglas, a superior boxer, who knocked out Tyson in round 10. Tyson was never the same afterward. He ended his career in 2002 with 50 wins, 44 by knockout, six losses and two no contests.

He went through a host of personal problems toward the end of his career, including rape charges. He was convicted. Tyson spent three years in prison and four on probation. He also went through bankruptcy.

He’s since turned his life around and is involved in a number of television productions.

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