Mike Tyson Got Blazed Right Before Jones Fight

Mike Tyson successfully launched his Legends Only League over the weekend.

The exhibition match against Roy Jones, Jr. went a full 8 rounds but right before, Tyson lit up a joint.

He revealed that he medicated during the post-fight press conference.

“Absolutely, yes. Listen, I can’t stop smoking,” he said. “I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke. I’m sorry. I’m a smoker. … I smoke every day. I never stopped smoking.”

Tyson and Jones fought to a draw in an exhibition super fight  at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The fight was scored by three former WBC champions.

Prominently, Weedmaps was a heavy sponsor of the event and rap artists, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg smoked weed openly during their respective performances.

After the bout, Tyson said he smoked again, apparently before he met with the media for the post-fight presser.

Fortunately for Tyson, an exhibition bout provides some leeway with the State Athletic Commission.

The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) tested the fighters for performance-enhancing drugs before the fight. Luckily, marijuana was absent from the list of banned substances.

“It’s just who I am,” Tyson said. “It has no effect on me from a negative standpoint. It’s just what I do and how I am and how I’m going to die. There’s no explanation. There’s no beginning. There’s no end.

“It just numbs me,” he said. “It doesn’t numb the pain (from Jones).”

Tyson hosts the popular podcast Hotboxin at his Tyson Ranch marijuana farm in California. He has been a very passionate weed advocate and connoisseur over the years.

With the Legends Only League pioneering a new way to showcase sports and revive aging careers, Tyson is placing marijuana in the mix to fully live his truths.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.