Watch Mike Tyson pummel sparring partner in cage as boxing legend, 54, hints at sensational MMA switch

MIKE TYSON has sparked rumours that he could make a switch to MMA for his next fight.

The latest training footage of the 54-year-old shows him sparring in the Octagon.

Tyson came out of retirement for an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr in November.

He has confirmed his plans to fight take part in another fight later in the year.

And some fans are now convinced that he could try his luck at MMA.

Famed MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro shared a clip of Tyson sparring in the Octagon.

In the footage, Iron Mike lands some heavy shots while he has his opponent pinned to the cage.

The caption of Cordeiro's video read: "The tiger @miketyson is in the cage. Watch out!"

Tyson has previously described UFC as 'sexy', but insisted the money in boxing is better.

Speaking to podcaster Brant James, he said: "MMA will always have more views and stuff than boxing, but boxers will always make more money than MMA fighters."

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Then quizzed on why that's the case, he continued: "That's tricky, it doesn't make any sense.

"I don't know, they don't make enough money in my perspective. It's exciting and sexy, but [UFC fighters] don't make enough money."

But the 54-year-old did hint his comeback could be in MMA before he returned to the boxing ring.

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