Boxing legend Mike Tyson is selling a new line of cannabis gummies shaped like a bitten ear in reference to his infamous 1997 fight with Evander Holyfield. Mike Tyson's cannabis brand Tyson 2.0 launched "Mike Bites," ear-shaped marijuana gummies nodding to the 1997 match with Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson is selling weed gummies in the shape of a bitten ear
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Iron Mike is sinking his teeth into the marijuana industry.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is selling a new line of cannabis gummies shaped like a bitten ear in a nod to his most notorious moment in the ring.
The former world heavyweight champion fighter — who chomped a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a bout in 1997 — has launched an edible pot product called Mike’s Bites, according to a tweet from his company.
“Holy ears! They’re finally here! Go get your Mike Bites now,” his firm, Tyson 2.0, posted in a tweet Tuesday, along with a photo of the gummies.
Tyson, 55, and Holyfield discussed the idea in a 2019 video, though it’s unclear if Holyfield will get a cut of the profits, according to World Boxing Reports.
The boxer’s firm Tyson 2.0 posted in a tweet Tuesday along with a photo of the gummies. itstyson20/Twitter
“You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears,” Tyson said at the time. “Some edibles [of the ear] that got a bite taken out of ’em.”
Holyfield replied, “Well, I could do that.”
The hungry-for-a-win boxer’s license was revoked and he was fined more than $3 million after he chomped down on Holyfield’s ear during the WBA Heavyweight Championship fight in 1997.
Tyson was fined over $3 million for biting Holyfield. Jed Jacobsohn/Allsport/Getty Images
In 2018, Tyson announced plans for a one-stop weed shop/amusement park hybrid in California.
Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand is making ear-shaped weed gummies
Tyson 2.0 launched “Mike Bites” nearly 25 years after the boxer infamously bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a championship fight.
Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand just launched ear-shaped marijuana edibles, nearly 25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears.
In reference to what became known as “The Bite Fight” against Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0, announced a new product: ear-shaped edibles called Mike Bites — complete with a missing chunk.
Mike Bites ears have a bite mark at the top of the gummy, right where Tyson took off a piece of Holyfield’s cartilage.
The company announced the product Tuesday on Twitter.
It has Tyson’s approval, too. Responding to a tweet about the new product, Tyson said, “These ears actually taste good!”
The gummies will be sold at dispensaries in California, Massachusetts and Nevada.
The 1997 match resumed after Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear. But Tyson was eventually disqualified and his boxing license was revoked after he bit Holyfield’s other ear. He was fined $3 million.
The former opponents appear to have reconciled. In a 2019 episode of the podcast “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” Holyfield said he “forgave” Tyson, and Tyson pitched an ear-shaped candy to him.
“You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears,” Tyson responded. “Edible ears that got a bit taken out of them. Holy ears.”
Former co-host Eben Britton joked about taking a mold of Holyfield’s ear.
“Well, I could do that,” he replied.
It’s unclear whether Holyfield will receive a bite of the profits from the gummies.