They bonded over Mike Tyson’s new weed strain.
It looks like Conor McGregor approves of Mike Tyson’s weed strain, KO Kush.
Earlier this month, the UFC fighter posted two photos of the boxing legend on his Instagram. One of the pictures shows Mike Tyson holding a lit joint while performing a French inhale; the other shows McGregor smoking with Tyson.
A lengthy caption on the first photo has McGregor expressing praise for his predecessor, acknowledging a prior spat between the two fighters, and closing off by sending his best wishes to Tyson and his new cannabis endeavor.
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I went to see Mike Tyson last night in the Helix, Dublin, Ireland. I love and respect Mike Tyson. And I love the Helix. I won my first World Title here, and also my second. It was good to meet you Mike. You spoke some things about me in the past which I did not like and I was happy to speak to you face to face, put it to bed and have some fun. You are in good spirits and I was happy to see this! I will always have the height of respect for you! Some decisions you have made around your finances I do not agree with. As a fighter you must fight here. The most. And this is a fight that never ends. It is even a fight that we pass on to our next in line. Our blood line. Make sure you stay switched on with those around you at all times. You have good people around you now, I can tell. But stay switched on. Your Marijuana strain that you grow on your own ranch “KO Kush” is really nice. It was an honour to taste it and I wish you and your team all the best with this endeavor. Just remember, if someone tries to rip you. Rip their nose off their face. You are a fighting icon and deserve endless love and respect! And from me, you will always have it! Don’t let anyone take anything from you. You owe nobody nothing. It is you who is owed. Always remember that. I love you Mike! Iron Mike Tyson! Here is an iconic photograph as a gift from me to you, from head photographer at @mcgregorproductions , @ginger_beard_photos
According to HotNewHipHop, tensions previously rose between the two fighters last year after Tyson appeared on the podcast Pardon My Take, where he shared his complete thoughts about the then-forthcoming boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
“I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?” said Tyson, “McConor put his dumb ass in a position where he’s going to get knocked out because this guy has been doing this all his life since he was a baby, and McConor can’t kick and grab and stuff, so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
However, since then, McGregor and Iron Mike have squashed the beef after meeting in person and smoking up. The second photo shows McGregor smoking with Tyson with the caption, “Some giggle off that Cherry Pick Kush.” Cherry Pick Kush refers to Tyson’s strain line.
As mentioned, Mike Tyson is currently in the midst of opening Tyson Ranch, a cannabis farm and educational resort located in California City, a town in the proximity of the Movaje Desert. The resort gears to educate growers and professional cultivators, not host cannabis tourists as its name might suggest.
Tyson Ranch includes a hydro-feed plant and supply store, an extraction facility, edible factory, premium “glamping” campgrounds, as well as an amphitheater.
Since then, Iron Mike has expressed ambitions in seeking a network to pick up a loosely-scripted comedy show about life on the ranch, with hopes of casting Russell Peters as his best friend and sidekick.