Mike Tyson almost got into a second fight after stepping into the ring with Roy Jones Jr. — because some wacko swung on him trying to prove something … TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Mike was leaving Staples Center Saturday night after his bout with Roy — which was called as a draw — and on the way out, he came across a small group of fans looking for autographs.
When he walked over to do some signing, we’re told a man in the crowd yelled out to Mike … asking why he wouldn’t let the guy fight him.TMZ sources say Mike jokingly responded, joking with the dude that it probably wouldn’t end well for him.
Next thing you know, we’re told the dude swung at Mike … and then proceeded to reach into his waistband, as if trying to pull out a weapon. TMZ sources say Mike’s team jumped in right away before things got ugly.
We’re told the guy took off — and our sources also say some folks on Mike’s team recognized him from a previous signing, where they say he also tried starting trouble.
Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a call about a possible battery involving Mike Tyson around 11 PM PT (well after Mike tussled with Roy) … but when they responded to the scene, all parties had left and no report was taken.
While we’re glad Mike is okay, the dude who tried him should really consider himself lucky — and NOT pull this stupid stunt again if he knows what’s good for him.
Jake Paul Says He’s In Talks With Conor McGregor’s Camp, ‘I’m Gonna F**k Him Up’
Jake Paul says he’s already reached out to Conor McGregor’s camp to start negotiating a boxing match with the Irishman … saying, “I’m going in there to f**k Conor McGregor up.”
The 23-year-old called out Conor after destroying Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson undercard over the weekend — and while many scoffed at Jake’s comments, Paul tells TMZ Sports he’s dead serious.
“My team is talking to his manager but that’s all I’ll say,” Jake said with a smirk.
Then came the smack talk …
“No other fighter with this big of a platform is calling out McGregor. My dogs have more followers than the guy he’s fighting in January.”
That’s not exactly true … Conor’s next opponent is Dustin Poirier, a widely respected UFC fighter with 1.7 million followers on Instagram.
Jake’s dogs, Lil Moo and Thor, have 1.6 million followers.
Jake has 13.9 million.
Paul says it’s not a matter of “if” when it comes to Conor, it’s a matter of “when” — claiming, “It’s gonna be legendary.”
“I’m gonna win, too! That’s what I want people to understand!”
Jake added, “I’m gonna dedicate my life to winning that fight because I’m not going in there just to say I did it — I’m going in there to f**k Conor McGregor up.”
There’s more … Jake also tells us he’s reached out to Nate Robinson after the knockout and hopes to connect with him in the future.
Unclear if they’ll ever be friends, but Jake says he has respect for the ex-NBA star and hopes people stop clowning Nate about the K.O.