Nearly 25 years after Mike Tyson famously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during a 1997 heavyweight match, the boxing legend’s cannabis company is launching ear-shaped weed gummies called “Mike Bites.”
Tyson’s weed brand announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday, saying the gummies will be sold at dispensaries in Massachusetts, California, and Nevada. Tyson even put his stamp of approval on the gummies, writing, “These ears actually taste good!” https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NrZWxldG9uX2xvYWRpbmdfMTMzOTgiOnsiYnVja2V0IjoiY3RhIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH0sInRmd19zcGFjZV9jYXJkIjp7ImJ1Y2tldCI6Im9mZiIsInZlcnNpb24iOm51bGx9fQ%3D%3D&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1503763566905606145&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.complex.com%2Fsports%2Fmike-tyson-cannabis-company-ear-shaped-weed-gummies-mike-bites&sessionId=afa8ed2f8617abf60b0d65c0dc30504bc375be9f&siteUserId=13049362&theme=light&widgetsVersion=2582c61%3A1645036219416&width=550px
As reported by The Mirror, Tyson pitched the idea of the gummies to Holyfield back in 2019 on an episode of his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast.
“People keep asking, ‘How are you gonna forgive something like that?’” Holyfield explained. “I say, everything that ever happened, at some point in time, I did it. Mike bit me, I say I bit somebody too – it just wasn’t on TV. I bit a guy in his shoulder, he dropped me, and I didn’t know when you had a concussion, you’ll bite too.”
You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears. Some edibles [of the ear] that got a bite taken out of ’em,” Tyson said.
The news arrives nearly 25 years after their infamous 1997 bout, which saw Tyson bite off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear before spitting it out onto the canvas.
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