Mike Tyson and Ric Flair brought the heat at the height of their careers, but now they’re lighting something else up in their retirement.
Over the years Mike Tyson and Ric Flair have crossed paths at various points throughout their careers. But a new venture has proved what may be their most entertaining collaboration yet: Cannabis.
Tyson and Flair were in Chicago to promote Tyson 2.0, and before they headed out soak in the vibes and good times of a River North Chicago nightclub we sat down with the stoned duo to discuss their new joint venture.
As you’d expect, Tyson didn’t hold any punches.
“My objective is to make cannabis a superfood,” Tyson explained, “Where it can be at supermarkets and bodegas.”
Flair found that cannabis has been the best remedy for the toll being a wrestling superstar — a lifestyle both in and out of the ring — has taken on his body over the years.
“I’ve been through a lot, including an airplane crash. When I was in rehab I smoked two packs [of cigarettes] a day…it’s hard getting off [niccotine],” Flair recalled. “Now that I’m smoking the marijuana, I like it a lot.”
No kidding Ric.
Despite what you might have heard on a PSA about marijuana and memory, both Tyson and Flair openly pondered the highlights of their respective careers, from remembering their toughest opponents to their history together to random asides like when Tyson trained with Evander Holyfield before the 1984 Olympics.
This led the pair to quickly brainstorm their dream Olympics smoking team. “Cheech Martin” Tyson called out. Which then led the two men to compare notes on celebrities they’ve smoked the reefer with. “Offset or any of the Migos” Ric chimed in. “They smoke a lot?” Tyson responded. “Oh yes” said Ric.
All the talk of these other cannabis-using celebrities seemed to spark a fire in Undisputed Heavyweight Champ. Just like the boxing competitor we remember, Tyson thinks he’s the best and bragged about his smoking skills, “I think I’m on another level when it comes to the smoking game man.” Claiming that he smokes all day every day.
When “The Baddest Man on the Planet” tells you something, you believe him.
Mike Tyson and Ric Flair were promoting Cannabis brand Tyson 2.0