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Blow up the box but gave up my truck that we have a very special episode for you today were not gonna talk mixed martial -- republic bit about boxing.
But not with a boxer -- somebody who became intimately familiar with one -- that most.
Famous boxers of our time Mike Tyson this is James took back the director of the documentary Tyson.
I interview fighters all the time mixed martial arts -- And I can ask them questions about.
What it's like to be in the octagon what is likely to be in a fight -- -- -- a very presumptuous in these questions you know all say things like why did you finish your opponent off why were you hesitating things like that.
And you look at me in -- Demeter to look in any after the west.
That I watched Tyson.
Thank you -- your film and I thought to myself.
While I am pretty presumptuous who -- -- thing that I can get in a fighter's head.
And that's what you do for ninety minutes he led us into this world class fighters head.
And it's who messed up messed up place today.
How did you get to gnome and what was it like it filming this move.
Well what one I met him he was wide eyed innocent innocent news -- and -- and he was nineteen not yet heavyweight champ became medicine of the pickup artist.
And which I was doing would Downey.
And threw -- -- yet and a Colombian two girls and again that's right which is going to Colorado Blu-ray so cool.
And he wanted to meet had a -- and Blu-ray.
Five back at and it and dad and that what happened was.
We hit it off.
He was curious about Jim brown.
Whose house he visited the week before nice to live with Jim before that he wants to know about the award season Jim Brown's house with a long talk about that can you do -- -- locked -- -- I did I did it with -- which it -- -- -- also actually.
So over the years Mike and I've stayed very friendly when he got out of prison I thought.
That he would.
Be great in black and white because the whole hip hop world idolize him he's an icon and he still is actually not as did a song about him in this movie and Tyson.
But I use them in black and white which is a collaboration Wu tang clan plays himself with a great scene where Downey hits on -- relentless these are gay husband -- Brooke Shields.
And Mike smacks Downey chokes and slams him on the ground and then.
Is intimidated by Brooke Shields who hits on him it -- -- -- handle it.
But he's great in the movie and we talked about doing a broader movie a -- portrait which this is what.
Came of it and once we decided to do it there was no question we had to go away so he just let it out and let it.
Out he did you know.
I didn't know anything about the -- going into I watched it.
And as as you're not sit in the theater and watching him sit down on the couch the whole time it was one of the most honest things I think I've ever seen.
Did you know what you were doing when you went into it or did you think let me just take this guy and see what's going to happen I I have to say I hope that would get something close.
What I got I really got more than I expected even though I'd known him for a long long time a lot of stuff came out that I didn't know but it wasn't just information that I didn't know.
He was even more open -- he was in these late night conversations we've had over the years about intimate subjects.
Often he'll call me out of the blue.
23 months have gone by since -- last -- until.
And he'll say Jim tell back Mike Tyson is that I don't know the voice.
And then will be and to murder sex love crime -- you know and then we say good -- we speak a month later two months later.
But even those conversations didn't prepare me for how intimate and how open he wasn't my only.
Assumption can be even though he would deny it is because he says he just was doing it because I asked them to I think he has an.
A fundamentally confessional nature.
And I think with all the stuff that's been written about him which he knows -- -- which misrepresents have been makes -- feel that he's reading about a free.
And not about himself.
He wanted to chance to get out into the public now and as a kind of act of immortality.
And say this is who I was.
Not the person you thought you knew not that -- monster you've been -- you've been imagining you knew but this is who I am unadulterated.
Not no lines no censorship.
Whatever you think at least think it of the person I am now showing -- not what you've heard and read.
Now we also all -- -- the film we'll see.
Flashbacks -- use B roll and -- natural sound of Tyson had different press conferences in the day he went -- to the reporter.
And -- things like you know I'll have sex with you and -- I was screw you rights group guys -- you imprisoned I'll -- you love me when he's watching net ten years later.
Does he think to himself who the hell -- it's.
I hate to see you say that he is -- the third time he saw the movie was its Sundance.
And and we got this huge ovation afterward and now we're at the party.
And I could see he was thinking about something -- in his own space and it's it what is human thinking about he -- I was thinking watching the movie tonight everybody used to say.
That that I was crazy that was scared of me it scared of Mike -- aren't that -- they're talking about why they scare enemies -- watching the movie tonight I was scared of the guys that I was saying.
Interest and -- cause he's traveled to big distances than and I think that I included that press comes to talking about.
-- I wanted to show one -- year.
Of that Mike Tyson.
Because it was probably the single most extreme flip out other than the end of the Holyfield fight which is -- verbal -- it's physical always trying.
After the -- biting episode to break through a hundred people and get it Holyfield even after the fight is over but that's physical here it's verbal and it's actually -- kind of poetic trash talk.
I mean he really has a -- to that he gets on on a kind of zone.
And you can only imagine this -- shrinking into oblivion as he's -- by the way.
You can barely hear it I did as bad as best they could with the sound the line that he.
Threw out to provoke that and Tyson was you belong in a straitjacket.
And Tyson came back with your mother belongs -- a straight -- -- and then just.
Went on and on.
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