Today was not a good day for megastar Mike Tyson.
The former boxing champion and one of the biggest celebrities of the 90s was flying on a JetBlue flight today (that’s an entirely different story of its own that Tyson was flying on a JetBlue flight) from San Francisco to Florida. On the flight, Tyson went nuts on a fan after the man harassed Tyson endlessly.
TMZ reported the story earlier today.
Mike Tyson seemed to lose his cool on a plane on Wednesday night … repeatedly punching a man in the face after the guy had apparently annoyed him. https://t.co/0623EXLgmQ
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 21, 2022
In the video, you can see Tyson holding the man down while releasing a number of short range punches to the man. A separate video shows the aftermath of the man with blood dripping down his face from his temple.
Another video, presumably filmed by the man’s friend, showed him harassing Tyson endlessly before the punches were thrown.
According to TMZ, the San Francisco Police stated that the man involved, “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”
It also notes that the man was extremely intoxicated, which possible lead him to be so harassing of Tyson. It’s reported that initially, Tyson was cool with the friends and took selfies with them. However, after prolonged harassment, Tyson had it with the man and changed his temper leading to the altercation.
UFC President Dana White had some jokes to share about the situation…
— danawhite (@danawhite) April 21, 2022