Khabib Nurmagomedov told Mike Tyson he was “a little upset” after staying awake until 5 a.m. for a 49-second fight in 2003.
The UFC legend joined the boxing icon on his Hotboxin ‘podcast and they discussed how the Russian idolized the American as a child.
Khabib recalled, “I remember when you fought on February 23, 2003, 18 years ago.
“You were ready to fight Clifford Etienne.
“A week before the fight, all Russian media were showing this fight – Mike Tyson is going to fight with Clifford Etienne.
“It was at five in the morning Moscow time.
“I said to my dad, ‘Please can you wake me up, I really want to watch this fight. “
“My dad and I watched your fight, but you pissed me off a little because you knocked him out in the first round.
“I waited all night!
Tyson burst out laughing and replied, “I had a party to do, I have to see my family, I have to go.”