Nearly 25 years after famously biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during a 1997 fight, Mike Tyson and his cannabis company are launching ear-shaped gummies. Mike Tyson's cannabis brand Tyson 2.0 launched "Mike Bites," ear-shaped marijuana gummies nodding to the 1997 match with Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson’s Cannabis Company Announces Launch of Ear-Shaped Weed Gummies ‘Mike Bites’
Tyson’s weed brand announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday, saying the gummies will be sold at dispensaries in Massachusetts, California, and Nevada. Tyson even put his stamp of approval on the gummies, writing, “These ears actually taste good!”
As reported by The Mirror, Tyson pitched the idea of the gummies to Holyfield back in 2019 on an episode of his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast.
“People keep asking, ‘How are you gonna forgive something like that?’” Holyfield explained. “I say, everything that ever happened, at some point in time, I did it. Mike bit me, I say I bit somebody too – it just wasn’t on TV. I bit a guy in his shoulder, he dropped me, and I didn’t know when you had a concussion, you’ll bite too.”
Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand is making ear-shaped weed gummies
Tyson 2.0 launched “Mike Bites” nearly 25 years after the boxer infamously bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a championship fight.
Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand just launched ear-shaped marijuana edibles, nearly 25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears.
In reference to what became known as “The Bite Fight” against Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0, announced a new product: ear-shaped edibles called Mike Bites — complete with a missing chunk.
Mike Bites ears have a bite mark at the top of the gummy, right where Tyson took off a piece of Holyfield’s cartilage.
The company announced the product Tuesday on Twitter.
It has Tyson’s approval, too. Responding to a tweet about the new product, Tyson said, “These ears actually taste good!”
The gummies will be sold at dispensaries in California, Massachusetts and Nevada.
The 1997 match resumed after Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear. But Tyson was eventually disqualified and his boxing license was revoked after he bit Holyfield’s other ear. He was fined $3 million.
The former opponents appear to have reconciled. In a 2019 episode of the podcast “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” Holyfield said he “forgave” Tyson, and Tyson pitched an ear-shaped candy to him.
“You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears,” Tyson responded. “Edible ears that got a bit taken out of them. Holy ears.”
Former co-host Eben Britton joked about taking a mold of Holyfield’s ear.
“Well, I could do that,” he replied.
It’s unclear whether Holyfield will receive a bite of the profits from the gummies.