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Mike Tyson: “I’m A Pig” And “My Life Is A Waste”
Mike Tyson recently sat down with Details Magazine to talk about his life and career. The former boxer was quite candid about everything from his 4 year old daughter’s death to admitting that he’s made mistakes in his life and still struggles to stay sane.
Here are some excerpts fromDetails Magazine:
“The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. Just a whole bunch of gifts to myself and people who didn’t necessarily deserve it. Now I’m 44, and I realize that my whole life is just a f**king waste. ‘Greatest man on the planet’? I wasn’t half the man I thought I was.”
Details: Have you ever considered medication?
Mike Tyson: “I’ve been that route. I think I was the most medicated boxer in the history of the sport. If I was going to medicate, I’d just smoke a joint. Nah, it’s trauma I’m dealing with. And it’s this fucking ego of mine.”
Details: So what were you thinking when you bit him (Holyfield)?
Mike Tyson: “I wasn’t thinking. I wasn’t training for that fight. I was on fucking drugs, thinking I was a god. I should’ve been home with my family, man. My kids.”
“So if there’s a big plan now, it’s just to give—it’s selflessness, caring for the people who deserve it. Because I think I’m a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, “This is a pig. You are a fucking piece of shit….Objectively, I’m a pig. That’s why it’s very difficult for me when people are offering me all that adulation and love. I just feel dirty. These people want to hug me, they want to touch me, and I’m feeling like, “Get your f*cking hands off me…”
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