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It's safe to say that Mike Tyson is known best for one thing and one thing only - and that is being one of the world's greatest boxers.

He has lived a rollercoaster of a life, but in more recent times, the fifty-three-year-old revealed how being famous isn't all what it cracked out to be and how he is "looking forward" to death.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

Mike Tyson is one of the most iconic boxers of all time.

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He began his career with nineteen consecutive knockouts; he won his first thirty-seven fights and was the heavyweight champion of the world at the ripe age of twenty years old. It's needless to say that he is one of the biggest names in the world of boxing.

But Tyson's life began to spiral out of control following his defeat to James Buster Douglas in 1990...

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And this was ultimately the path leading to the end of his boxing career.

His behavior lost him a lot of respect in the sport...

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After a series of mishaps in his life - serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and biting off a components ear, just to name a few - a lot of people argued that Tyson had lost his game, despite remaining the heavyweight champion of the world.

He hung up the boxing gloves in 2005...

And this was the last time Tyson stepped into the ring.

He has been criticized heavily in the past...

Tyson's lavish and outlandish lifestyle choices were often met with scrutiny. He has also battled with alcohol and opiate addictions throughout his life and has admitted to being under the influence during many of his big fights.

This resulted in the boxer declaring for bankruptcy...

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And he had a mountain of debt to shift through.

But Tyson began turning his life around.

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After years of substance abuse, Tyson now admits to using medicinal marijuana to relieve his muscle pain. Having found his new passion, in 2016, the heavyweight champion launched "Tyson Holistic," which sells a number of marijuana products and merchandise.

He wanted to educate people on the healing properties of cannabis.

After years of using opiates to treat his pain, Tyson is now heavily-invested in the use of CBD as his primary pain relief method. In an interview, Tyson explained, "I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away … But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up".

And he believes that cannabis can cure other drug addictions.

Tyson credits the use of CBD and medicinal marijuana for helping him to conquer his opiate addiction. Tyson Holistics now invests in a number of different companies that use CBD in their products, as well as developing and launching their own cannabis-oriented brands.

CBD has been proven to carry many healing properties.

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CBD, which is a cannabis compound with no psychoactive properties, has been found to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-psychotic agent, and is regularly used in products to help with a variety of different illnesses and conditions.

Introducing: Tyson Ranch.

One year on from the launch of Tyson Holistics, "Tyson Ranch" was born. The resort has been described as a holistic center for health and wellness. Though it isn't fully built yet, Mike Tyson has claimed that this will be his marijuana empire... and we don't expect anything less.

It seems that Tyson has really redeemed himself with this career choice...

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And it's safe to say that the former boxer now has a lot to reflect on.

Tyson appeared in an interview with The Sportsman recently...

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And he spoke deeply about his life and career as a boxer.

He was asked if there was any more of the Mike Tyson story to tell...

He said, "I don’t think so. Unless something miraculous happens. But you never know. The more we learn about ourselves, the more we learn about life. Life is pretty interesting. We’re born not knowing, we die not knowing where we came from. But our life prepares us for our death. We still don’t know sh*t about it, but when we get to a certain age, we’re not scared of dying no more, like it was when we were young."

Death has always been a possibility in his line of work...

When asked about this, Tyson replied, "I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that. But I wasn’t scared, because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism. But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die."

And when asked if he looked forward to death...

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He said, "Yeah. I don’t fear it. Living might be more complicated than dying to me. The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true."

To Tyson, living is a journey.

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"Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can’t handle living. Living is a journey; living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can’t do it, they struggle."

Tyson realizes that things in life happen for a reason.

"You’re capable of going to jail, you’re capable of dying, you’re capable of being mistreated. I don’t really expect bad things to happen to me, but when they do happen to me, I understand it and am able to handle it," he went on to say. "I’ve handled bad stuff before, that’s been my life. So I don’t trip over bad things. I know s*** happens. When bad things happen, I will be still striving to do something. I won’t be discouraged."

He touched on the subject of fame...

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"We take ourselves too seriously; we think we're somebody. Who the f***, we're nothing! We come from s***; we think we're special [but] fame is s***," he said.

"You find out you're not [special]. You're capable of going to jail, you're capable of dying, you're capable of being mistreated."

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