Bizarre footage shows Mike Tyson cradling Hasbulla like a baby and appearing to 'nibble' his ear

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Bizarre footage has emerged showing Mike Tyson cradling Hasbulla like a baby and appearing to "nibble" his ear.

The 56-year-old boxing legend - who is best known for biting off a piece of his opponent Evan Holyfield's ear during a 1997 fight - met the Russian social media personality, who has a form of dwarfism that makes him look a lot younger than he is.

Mike Tyson appears to "nibble" Hasbulla's ear:

Hasbulla and Tyson came face-to-face to film an episode of Tyson's podcast Hotboxin'.

However, footage of their meeting has since gone viral on Twitter, after Tyson posted a clip of the pair play fighting in the studio. "Hasbulla got hands," he captioned a short clip of the two.

Mike Tyson
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In the clip, Hasbulla can be seen trying to throw punches at Tyson, who is doing his trademark 'peek-a-boo' boxing style.

The boxing star then wasted no time in picking up the 3ft 3in media personality and cradling him like a baby in his arms, before apparently pretending to "nibble" his ear. Unsurprisingly, some fans on Twitter have found the footage to be both hilarious and bizarre at the same time.

Hasbulla Magomedov
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"Mike wanted to nibble on the ear so bad [...]," someone wrote, clearly referencing Tyson's past history with tearing off people's ears...

"Lol I'm sure he did buddy took the hat off and everything haha," a reply read.

"I thought Hasbulla's ear was gone," another user added.

"He had to fight the urge. 'This ear could be mine,'" a further tweet read.

Despite the ear-biting incident occurring close to thirty years ago, it is arguably Tyson's most talked about career moment. The violent episode - which happened during the WBA Heavyweight Championship - caused the sporting icon to be competely disqualified from the match. He was also fined $3 million and didn't fight again for 18 months, per The New York Times.

Iron Mike - as he was known - gave a fiery interview following the match, appearing to justify his actions to Sky Sports Box Office. "Regardless of what I did, he's been headbutting me for two fights," Tyson stated.

Mike Tyson
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"Holyfield is not the tough warrior everyone says he is, he got a little nick on his ear and he quit. I got one eye and he not impaired, he's got ears, if he takes one I've got another one I'm ready to fight," he continued.

"I addressed it in the ring. Look at me. I gotta go home to my kid who's gonna be scared of me look at me man," Tyson then added, gesturing to a cut above his eye.

Featured image credit: Nicolò Campo / Getty

Bizarre footage shows Mike Tyson cradling Hasbulla like a baby and appearing to 'nibble' his ear

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By VT

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Bizarre footage has emerged showing Mike Tyson cradling Hasbulla like a baby and appearing to "nibble" his ear.

The 56-year-old boxing legend - who is best known for biting off a piece of his opponent Evan Holyfield's ear during a 1997 fight - met the Russian social media personality, who has a form of dwarfism that makes him look a lot younger than he is.

Mike Tyson appears to "nibble" Hasbulla's ear:

Hasbulla and Tyson came face-to-face to film an episode of Tyson's podcast Hotboxin'.

However, footage of their meeting has since gone viral on Twitter, after Tyson posted a clip of the pair play fighting in the studio. "Hasbulla got hands," he captioned a short clip of the two.

Mike Tyson
Credit: Nicolò Campo / Getty

In the clip, Hasbulla can be seen trying to throw punches at Tyson, who is doing his trademark 'peek-a-boo' boxing style.

The boxing star then wasted no time in picking up the 3ft 3in media personality and cradling him like a baby in his arms, before apparently pretending to "nibble" his ear. Unsurprisingly, some fans on Twitter have found the footage to be both hilarious and bizarre at the same time.

Hasbulla Magomedov
Credit: Chris Unger / Getty

"Mike wanted to nibble on the ear so bad [...]," someone wrote, clearly referencing Tyson's past history with tearing off people's ears...

"Lol I'm sure he did buddy took the hat off and everything haha," a reply read.

"I thought Hasbulla's ear was gone," another user added.

"He had to fight the urge. 'This ear could be mine,'" a further tweet read.

Despite the ear-biting incident occurring close to thirty years ago, it is arguably Tyson's most talked about career moment. The violent episode - which happened during the WBA Heavyweight Championship - caused the sporting icon to be competely disqualified from the match. He was also fined $3 million and didn't fight again for 18 months, per The New York Times.

Iron Mike - as he was known - gave a fiery interview following the match, appearing to justify his actions to Sky Sports Box Office. "Regardless of what I did, he's been headbutting me for two fights," Tyson stated.

Mike Tyson
Credit: Nicolò Campo / Getty

"Holyfield is not the tough warrior everyone says he is, he got a little nick on his ear and he quit. I got one eye and he not impaired, he's got ears, if he takes one I've got another one I'm ready to fight," he continued.

"I addressed it in the ring. Look at me. I gotta go home to my kid who's gonna be scared of me look at me man," Tyson then added, gesturing to a cut above his eye.

Featured image credit: Nicolò Campo / Getty