Wiz Khalifa, who actively trains MMA, brutally reveals the truth when asked to fight boxing legend Mike Tyson: ‘It hit me once bro my whole body was…’

As a result of the UFC, more people are training mixed martial arts and even more people are training Brazilian jiu-jitsu. There is a benefit to be gained from MMA training that cannot be found anywhere else, even if these individuals never intend to compete professionally. One of them is Wiz Khalifa, a well-known American rapper who is an affiliate of the prestigious MMA league PFL. He is also a smart businessman. Khalifa has expressed his enthusiasm for MMA on numerous occasions and recently appeared as a guest on Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast with Mike Tyson.

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Khalifa was asked by Mike Tyson’s co-host if he thought he could beat Tyson in a fight. “No,” Wiz Khalifa replied immediately, “No. That hit me once bro, my whole body was shut down. As well as being an avid MMA fan and practitioner, Wiz Khalifa is also an active investor in PFL and he has previously commented that when given the chance to work with them he simply couldn’t refuse and immediately accepted. The 35-year-old said of his love of sport and training:

“I’ve been training for about five years now. I don’t know, I f-k with it, it’s just fun,” he said. “It’s cool to learn new shit. I think the older you get the more you become preoccupied with different things like your body just tells you what’s cool and what’s not cool. I started lifting weights and I went to Unbreakable with Jay Glazer and naturally they just put me in that program. I’m kinda open to everything. Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, batting, it’s whatever, if you want to teach me some shit, I’m willing to learn.

Mike Tyson is guest of Wiz Khalifa on the partnership with PFL

Mike Tyson and Wiz Khalifa

The Professional Fighters League, a burgeoning organization that promotes MMA with a distinctive, seasonal framework featuring playoffs, finals and million-dollar rewards for the champion of each weight class, was where Wiz invested in early 2021 thanks to his business acumen and obsession with mma “When the opportunity presented itself to become an investor in the PFL, I couldn’t pass it up,” says Wiz. “I love the fact that PFL is an alternative to what already exists. People should be able to choose what to watch and where to fight. For the unsigned fighters who want to be known, I see them coming to the PFL and becoming huge superstars.”

With boxer-turned-youtuber Jake Paul also signed with the same organization, it would be interesting to see how the two complement the already growing platform.

Chris Estrada

Chris Estrada is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chris Estrada joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: chrisestrada@24ssports.com.

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