Mike Tyson explains why he wouldn't step into Octagon with McGregor
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Mike Tyson is confident he could beat Conor McGregor in a boxing ring, but the Octagon is another story.

The 54-year-old former heavyweight champion was asked if would ever face McGregor in a mixed martial arts fight Tuesday on "The Dan Patrick Show," and said it would likely lead to him tapping out.

"I don't think I want to do that, and not because Conor might kick my ass," Tyson said. "Just the fact that Conor has the right to step on my feet, and if anybody steps on my feet I'm tapping out."

Tyson added that if McGregor were to step on his feet outside the ring, police and lawyers would have to be involved.

The exchange starts at the 2:30 mark:

Tyson claimed last week on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" that he would "kick (McGregor's) ass" in a hypothetical match between the two, provided they follow boxing rules.

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Mike Tyson explains why he wouldn't step into Octagon with McGregor
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