Boxing legend Mike Tyson takes swing at MMA coverage with PFL


Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson seen here in 2017 being patted on the shoulder by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie while speaking about his life post prison during the 4th Annual New Jersey Prisoner Reentry Conference in Jersey City, N.J. During the event, Tyson presented Christie with a championship belt for his efforts in helping former prisoners reinstall themselves into society. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Mike Tyson is ready to talk to your ears off about MMA.

The former heavyweight champion is set to join the Professional Fighters League as host of the new series "Mike Tyson’s New Fight Game: The PFL," which will debut this week on the league’s YouTube channel and other digital platforms before the playoffs start Friday.

Tyson will conduct interviews with fighters, and musicians, entertainers and other famous fans of mixed martial arts.

Tyson will be joined on "Fight Game" by co-host Sean O’Connell, PFL ESPN play-by-play announcer and PFL 2018 light heavyweight champion.

The PFL is a tournament-based organization that kicks off the playoffs this week.

PFL playoffs are held over three nights in October: Friday’s fights are headlined by women’s 155 pounds and welterweights; Oct. 17 features featherweights and lightweights; and Oct. 31 has light heavyweights and heavyweights.

Each male fighter must fight twice and win twice that night to advance to the championship finals.

Tyson can add TV host to an entertainment tableau highlighted by a scene-stealing stint in "The Hangover ."

He voiced himself in an animated show on the Cartoon Network and even starred in a one-man show on Broadway.

He hosted a podcast and founded his own cannabis company.

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