In the world of impressive resumes, one can either notch the box that says ‘I’ve defeated Mike Tyson’s Punch Out without using any code,’ or they cannot. It’s as simple as that. No one cares about your distinguished education from Harvard or your Rhodes scholarship. If your reaction time is nimble enough to push your NES directional pad at the exact moment Mike Tyson blinks — then you’re practically a demigod to everyone at MiddleEasy. We would build a shrine and create a religion around your video game achievement if we weren’t busy constructing ‘The Church of Wallid Ismail’ out of a few pieces of plywood and a mattress we found on the corner of Hollywood and Western.
Imagine Mike Tyson in his prime with six-months of sprawl from Chuck Liddell, Rampage Jackson, and Mark Kerr. Everyone’s life in the heavyweight division would be pretty much over. Chael Sonnen talks about your wife, Mike Tyson wants to eat your children. Tyson would conquer every UFC press conference he was a part of and after cutting weight, he would rehydrate on a steady diet of various ears. Mike Tyson is the greatest fighter that never transitioned to MMA, and in this recent interview, he admits that if it were available at the time, he would have been an MMA fighter instead of a boxer.