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04th Nov 2018

Conor McGregor buries hatchet with Mike Tyson and declares fondness for his marijuana strain

McGregor and Tyson came face to face this weekend

Darragh Murphy

Conor McGregor

Oh to be a fly on the wall for Conor McGregor’s latest meeting with Mike Tyson

Conor McGregor was in attendance for Tyson’s event at the Helix in Dublin on Friday night and used the opportunity to bury the hatchet with the former heavyweight champion of the world.

‘Iron Mike’ hasn’t always been the most complimentary of McGregor but the pair let bygones be bygones when they spoke after the event.

With neither man a stranger to controversy, there was no shortage of talking points when ‘The Notorious’ went backstage and welcomed Tyson to his native Dublin.

Writing on Instagram, McGregor said: “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!”

With McGregor currently out of competition, the United States Anti-Doping Agency will have no reason to concern themselves with his admission of trying out Tyson’s strain of marijuana.

After scolding Tyson for certain financial decisions he made in the past, McGregor pledged his eternal admiration towards the boxing legend.

McGregor added: “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 endeavour.

“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!”