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    Mike Tyson To Become Missionary

    MIKE TYSON TO BECOME MISSIONARY
    Lizzie Catt
    Monday August 16,2010


    Mike Tyson says he wants to live in a hut in Burma


    MIKE TYSON, once “the baddest man on the planet”, is set to become a missionary, saying he wants to go and “live in a hut” in Burma.

    The troubled former heavy- weight boxing champion says that he hopes helping people in need will give him back his pride.

    For many years “Iron Mike” took his hard-man image out of the ring and into his personal life.

    In 1992 he was convicted of raping beauty queen Desiree Washington after a jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours. He served three years in prison.

    Then in 1997 he caused a furore when he bit off part of boxer Evander Holyfield’s right ear during a bout.

    His fortune disappeared as quickly as his reputation and he was declared bankrupt in 2003 after earning more than 260million during his prestigious but infamous career.

    Now the 44-year-old says he is full of shame and is determined to do some good. “I want to count for something. Not in the name of God or any religion but in the name of self-dignity.

    “I feel I’m a clown, I’m a joke. I just want to do nice things so my kids can respect me.”

    Mike has already worked out where he wants to do his work. “I want to live in a hut in Burma,” the wannabe missionary tells Sports Illustrated magazine.

    Mike credits third wife Kiki with making him a better person and a decent husband, saying: “I realised that if I wanted to have a healthy life and if someone was willing to love me then she deserved the best I had to offer, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

    dailyexpress.co.uk

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    Right!

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    Those Burmese huts aren't cheap Mike.

    Best you become a monk, your head doesn't need shaving but you may have to hide some of those facial tattoo's so as not to scare the kids.

    Good luck in your latest quest to be at peace with yourself. If you don't make it to Burma then many people wont be too surprised

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    Surely, this has to be an attention seeking gimmick, yes?

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    I thought he was a Muslim (many gormless blacks convert) So is he going to convert Buddhists to the evil one?

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    I'm sorry, but this is just too funny. Missionary Mike. In Burma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    “I want to live in a hut in Burma,”
    Great idea Mike, try April or May
    You'll be back in your airconned mansion in Bel Air within a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    then she deserved the best I had to offer
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    I want to live in a hut in Burma
    An offer you can refuse

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    He might get along well with the Generals - same mentality.

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    One of the greatest, most brutal boxers of our time. A land shark. And, I personally think he got set up on the rape charge - just my opinion. His whole life started slipping away when his manager died. And then they started stripping the flesh from his bones. I feel real sorrow at the wasted life af a gifted boxer. But missionary......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    But missionary......
    Yeah....doggy suits him more....

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    At least he is thinking about his life. Got to give him credit for that.

    He who hath not sinned cast the first stone..

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    . And, I personally think he got set up on the rape charge - just my opinion
    me too.

    He was never that bright and the people closest to him ripped him off left right and center.

    It really is sad what he became.

    I saw his movie, and a couple of recent interviews, and for somebody who has been through it, my impression was that he is quite deeply depressed.

    I don't think it's such a bad idea. He's not religious, so he is looking for a different kind on enlightenment. Missionary is a bad choice of words, but he just wants to do good methinks.

    I'd respect him if he goes through with it, as I have often thought that it would be a good thing if mega famous people live so far away from reality that living in a hut in Burma is just what they need to bring them down to the reality of how the world really turns..

    Good luck champ!!

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    Great boxer, but hes got the IQ of a child. Maybe he has mellowed with age and lower testosterone levels? Going to live in a hut in Burma is like something a kid would dream up after being repentant. I seriously doubt Iron Mike would be mentally capable of comprehending the complexities of Burmese politics or the pitfalls of living in a hut in Burma.

    Why not work in his own country and use his reputation to help charities if he now wants to make amends for past bad behaviour?
    This is just the romantic dream of someone who has never had the mental capacity to mature into intellectual adulthood.

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    This man has a lot to atone for. If he seeks some kind of redemption in Burma let him seek it. But I think I don't think he has the mental capacity to really understand the consequences of any of the choices he makes.

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    So Mike has taken up a Ministry Position ? Not the first time he's taken up other positions according to his track record.
    Last edited by superman; 17-08-2010 at 05:48 PM.

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    Ministry?

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    Mike is a good Muslim -- arrested 38 times before he was 13.

    Maybe he'll find his way to Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Rose View Post
    Mike is a good Muslim -- arrested 38 times before he was 13.

    Maybe he'll find his way to Pakistan.
    So Muslims who were not arrested multiple times while a juvinile are not true to their faith? Get off it Rose. His religion has nothing to do with his anti-social behaviour. Next you will be trying to tell us that Jack the Ripper influenced by Islam.

    Typical obsessive Yank nutter. What ever happened to reds under the beds? Now you got a Muslim hiding under there.

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    Panda said it well. He has the intellectual and emotional growth of a child, and is, and has been, easily led and influenced by others. He wouldn't know a Buddhist from a , or a Muslim from a motorcycle. Whatever he does, I hope he finds some peace in his life. Seeing him and Ali end up like so, so many other professional boxers, is very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    His religion has nothing to do with his anti-social behaviour

    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    Typical obsessive Yank nutter

    But nationality does?

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    "Typical obsessive Yank nutter. What ever happened to reds under the beds? Now you got a Muslim hiding under there."

    I'm a yank myself but you hit the nail squarely on the head, mate.

    Terror, terror, danger, danger, EVERYWHERE!!

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    Might work out OK for Mike. Shares a history similar to that St. Peter guy. Both expert at ear removal.

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    Like the flag on TD page header

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    Mike Tyson to Become Miss.....
    A short stop over in Bangkok hospital seems in order.

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