December 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; UFC president Dana White addresses the media during the press conference after UFC on FOX 9 at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tyson slaps Dana White, makes him switch seats


It is not often that you see UFC president Dana White being bullied around by another man. In fact, White is usually bullying professional mixed martial artists as their boss by either lambasting their latest performance or throwing them under the bus when they refuse to sign a fight contract.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson turned the tables on White recently during a flight to Las Vegas back from UFC 174. Apparently Dana was sitting in a seat that Tyson wanted, and was given a strong slap on the shoulder and told to move elsewhere by the former heavyweight champion. Of course, Dana obliged Tyson as any sane man would.

Luckily, the entire ordeal was caught on video, which you can watch below:

Now before you start berating Tyson for being rude to MMA’s most influential man, know that is was all a joke to freak out the UFC president as told in the caption from White himself:

Got punked. #miketyson #worstflightever#headinhome #ufc

Dana obviously was unaware of the joke at the time, as you can see the sheer terror in his face when Tyson slaps him. Although Tyson has not fought professionally in almost 10 years, he is still a very scary man as depicted in the video above.

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  • FeatherRiverDan

    U wonder why the UFC even deals with Tyson, he sure doesn’t make them any money and isn’t that ‘s what the UFC is all about…..