Boxing legend Mike Tyson offers Conor McGregor advice after latest controversy

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Following UFC star Conor McGregor's latest controversy back in early April, Mike Tyson has offered some words of wisdom to the Irishman in hopes of getting him back on track.

McGregor's most recent altercation with the law came after an accusation that he had assaulted Desmond Keogh at a pub in Dublin on April 6. 

Currently on bail, the 31-year-old has previously had other run-ins with the law, most famously in April 2018 when McGregor and some members of his team tried to storm a bus containing his bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

After that incident, McGregor was arrested and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Six months later, he fought and lost to Khabib at UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas.

McGregor was seemingly not finished when the fight ended, though, as the two fighters and their teams clashed in a confrontation which spilled into the crowd.

As a result, McGregor was banned for six months and given a £38,000 fine by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. 

Potentially seeing bits of McGregor's recent behaviour in his own previous scandals, Tyson, who has previously been sentenced to six years in prison back in 1992, has offered McGregor some words of advice.

Speaking on the Ariel Helwani MMA show, Tyson said: "Conor has to look inside himself and [ask], 'What happened? Why am I the way I am?'"


The former heavyweight boxing world champion argued that money was to blame for many troubles faced by sportsmen and women.

He added: "We don't know how to handle this stuff. We got millions of dollars. We never had this. Our families never had this. We've never been around this life.

"All of a sudden you start fighting, doing something you love to do, and you do it easily and all of a sudden they give you a lot of money for doing it.

"You give it away. You buy people gifts that don't deserve gifts. You just don't know what to do with it. You feel you don't deserve it."

McGregor's current bail lasts until November 1, when he is expected to return to court and either plea guilty or contest the charge.

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