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It's almost always entertaining/disturbing when Mike Tyson opens his mouth in public, because in addition to the fact that it never stops being bizarre to hear that high-pitched lispy voice coming out of that giant scary body, most of the stuff he has to say is downright crazy. Mike Tyson is basically the honey badger of disgraced boxers who have served jail time for rape, have been accused of domestic abuse, and are diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Which is to say, you should probably take his recent revelation that he once caught his then-wife Robin Givens in bed with Brad Pitt with a GIANT grain of salt, because who knows if this really went down or if one of his pigeons told him it happened. Still, it's kind of a hilariously weird story, especially when you compare it to Tyson's previous description of the events that supposedly almost led to him coming to blows with Pitt.
I guess Tyson has been spinning some version of the the Robin Givens/Brad Pitt encounter for years, but it keeps changing. Last April, he told Global Grind that he caught Givens in a car with Pitt:
During our divorce we were f*cking. And one day, I’m going to her house to bone her again and no one’s home, and I’m leaving and she’s pulling up with Brad Pitt, and I’m sad because I’m not going to get any more p**sy. (...) he wasn’t Brad Pitt back then. He was just some little beach-bum-looking dude. “Hey dude” kind of guy. He was probably selling his body for money or something, I don’t know. He was very pretty. I wasn’t thinking about attacking him. I was just depressed I couldn’t bone her no more.
Stay classy, Tyson. Anyway, he gave a slightly different account of that day in a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports:
I was getting a divorce. I was going to my lawyer's office to divorce her that day but I wanted to sneak in a quickie. This particular day, someone beat me to the punch. I guess Brad got there earlier than I did. I was mad as hell. You should've saw his face when he saw me.
Here's the video of Tyson's claims:
I'm sure Brad is super relieved Tyson isn't still mad at him, good thing he cleared that up. But, okay, assuming Brad Pitt and Mike Tyson had actually gone toe to toe over Robin Givens back in the day -- this would have been in the late '80s ... like 1988 or 1989? -- who do you think would have won?
Tyson seems the obvious choice, since he was in his boxing prime back then. It was also a full decade before Brad Pitt got in Fight Club shape, which as I'm sure you remember, resulted in this:
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Sorry, where were we? Oh, right: Tyson vs. Pitt. Still, even though Pitt was a PYT back then, he probably had the potential for some crazy moves. I mean, he could have gone Full Tyler Durden on Tyson, You Don't Know Where I've Been, Ha Ha Ha Ha! style:
Then again, in 1989 he was filming this:
Wow. Okay yeah, Tyson would've TOTALLY annihilated him.
Do you think there's any truth to Tyson's story that he caught Robin Givens in bed with Brad Pitt?
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