Mike Tyson says Conor McGregor is a “wonderful person” who’s earned a shot at redemption with the public … telling TMZ Sports, “He’s a really kind man.”
The boxing legend was leaving Cipriani in NYC on Thursday — around the same time Conor was finally addressing his pub attack on ESPN … when Iron Mike explained why Conor should be able to bounce back from his latest scandal.
“He’s a wonderful person. He’s a really kind man and he’s gonna get good karma for that,” Tyson said … “I believe that.”
Tyson also told us he thinks Conor has “earned” a 2nd chance for his actions.
Iron Mike and the Notorious aren’t just friends — they smoked weed together in late 2018 … with Conor praising Mike on social media.
“I will always have the height of respect for you,” Conor said after they kicked it together in Ireland … “I love you Mike! Iron Mike Tyson!”
Of course, Conor essentially begged for forgiveness from his fans during an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani … claiming he’s trying to change for the better after several violent incidents.
He even owned up to acting like a jerk in an Ireland bar back in April — admitting he was in the wrong for punching a 50-year-old man in the face.
As for Tyson, we also asked about the DOUBTERS who say Mike’s claim about smoking $40k in weed per month is wrong. Tyson had a comment for them too …
“They don’t know how to dream,” Tyson said before noting … “Yeah, [the number] is a reality!”