Conor McGregor has “earned a shot at redemption” according to former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson, who said the Irish former UFC champ deserves the chance to put his recent scandals behind him.

McGregor took part in a wide-ranging interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani late on Thursday in which he discussed the incident which took place in a Dublin bar last April, a video of which appeared to show the former UFC champion throw a punch at another man.

Mike Tyson was asked about his thoughts on the notorious Dubliner, and the boxing great was full of praise for his fellow prizefighter.

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