Thursday, December 09, 2010

Mike Tyson: "I Became A Vegan"

Mike Tyson, on losing about 130 pounds:1
"I became a vegan,” says Tyson. “Vegan is where no animal products. No livestock products. Nothing. I just did a lot of training and try to become more faithful in life. I wanted a different life. I felt like I was dying. I had an incident in life where I lost my 4 year old daughter in a tragic accident at home. I don’t know. I didn’t want to live anymore. So I said, that in order to go there, I had to change my life. I am going to change everything I dislike about myself. I changed everything that I was as a human being. I started that journey in October or November. … I don’t smoke anymore. I wanted to give up everything. I had to change my life. I didn’t have a problem with drugs or nothing. I had a problem with thinking. My thinking was broken. That was the solution of my broken thinking using drugs and living crazy. It was just the way I was thinking."
On the worst part about being 350 pounds:
"It was hard to wipe my butt… I was sweating like some kind of guy from a moon project or something. It was crazy… All the clothes you see me with now are clothes that I had 15, 20 years ago. (Host: Did you have the back fat and everything?) Oh man the back fat. The back fat is when it’s so bad, your ass looks like a board. It’s like boom. The back and ass is one. It’s not like the back goes down and the butt protrudes. No. It’s just straight down. And then girls were telling me I looked great. It has to be a money deal. It had to be."
Tyson this summer:
(Tyson was born June 30, 1966. He's 44 years old.)

Tyson last summer:

1 Mike Tyson On The Hangover: “I Was Doing That To Supply My Drug Habit”, Sports Radio Interviews, August, 2010.
Photo of Tyson at a soccer match in Peterborough, England in July 2010 (in tee shirt) from Lalate News.
Photo of Tyson in May 2010 (in dark suit) from TMZ.
Photo of Tyson in 2009 (in white shirt)from MuscleTalk.
Photos of Tyson in June 2009 (in grey shirt) from Lalate News.


Claudia said...

Who knew Mike Tyson had a sense of humor.

"The back fat is when it’s so bad, your ass looks like a board. It’s like boom. The back and ass is one. "


Leo said...

LOL, no comment! ;) peace

haribo sweets said...

Kudos Mike Tyson. You managed to change your life for yourself and your family. Hope you're happier now.:)

Perovskia said...

I like what he said :)

Autumn Hoverter, MS, RD said...

What amazing changes for Tyson to have made, especially after such tragedy. I'm curious what a vegan diet looks like for Mike? Does he have a chef?

You know, I saw Mike Tyson in the Cleveland Airport years ago and my brother came perilously close to getting in trouble with his body guards while trying to get an autograph!

Bix said...

Autumn, I thought the same thing, about a chef. I remember when Oprah went on a vegan diet. She had a chef. I suspect the Tyson-Oprah vegan diet and the chefless vegan diet would be quite different.