Mike Tyson is reflecting on his 44 years of life and expressing his personal views of himself, saying that he’s a “Fawking pig” and describing his time on earth as a “Fawking waste.”
The former heavyweight champion made headlines last year after the tragic loss of his 4-year-old daughter Exodus in a treadmill accident.
According to Mike, that earth shattering event changed his views much that he began to reflect on all the years of life he wasted.
He tells DETAILS,
“The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. Just a whole bunch of gifts to myself and people who didn’t necessarily deserve it. Now I’m 44, and I realize that my whole life is just a f**king waste. ‘Greatest man on the planet’? I wasn’t half the man I thought I was.”
Iron-Mike continues and says that he views himself as a “Fawking pig” and has a plan to become more selfless and give freely to people who deserve it. Tyson also says he can’t stand the love and adoration people give him and sometimes wants to shout “Get your Fawking hands off me.”
So if there’s a big plan now, it’s just to give—it’s selflessness, caring for the people who deserve it. Because I think I’m a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, “This is a pig. You are a fucking piece of Isht….Objectively, I’m a pig. That’s why it’s very difficult for me when people are offering me all that adulation and love. I just feel dirty. These people want to hug me, they want to touch me, and I’m feeling like, “Get your Fawking hands off me…”
When asked if he thinks the tragedy of his daughter’s death can help those who may have experienced the same thing he responds,
“I have such mixed feelings about that. Sometimes it feels like I’ve lost faith, and I get that incredibly “insignificant feeling of thinking that other people should be dead and she should be the one still here. And then I see that I just gotta boot up and suit up and come to work and make the situation better somehow. Try to be a man—not the man, just a Fawking man—and show up.”
Check out the rest of Tyson’s interview with DETAILS here.