The night Mike Tyson nearly had a brawl with NBA icon Michael Jordan

Tyson's former co-manager claims that things got heated between two of the biggest names in sport at a party bash.

Mike Tyson certainly lived up to his "Baddest Man on the Planet" nickname with this latest allegation.

The heavyweight legend accepted Richard Dent's invitation to his 28th birthday bash in Chicago and was one of many famous faces to attend.

The guests included former promoter Don King, Bears coach Mike Ditka and NBA icon Michael Jordan.

It was suppose to be an evening of celebration with champagne flowing.

Apparently not, according to Tyson's former co-manager Rory Holloway.

In his memoir of Tyson, he claimed "Iron" Mike had his eyes on adding another victim to his record in Jordan for his apparent romanticism with ex-girlfriend Robin Givens.

At the time, Tyson was at the peak of his powers as undisputed heavyweight champion but also at his most reckless. According to Holloway, Tyson had clucked one cocktail too many and lashed out at MJ.

Chicago Bulls players Dennis Rodman, from left, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc walk the court
Chicago Bulls players Dennis Rodman, from left, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc walk the court

"Mike Tyson's sitting there with his drink of choice, a Long Island Tea, and when he drinks his real feelings come out," Holloway said in his memoir.

"I'm telling the server to water his drinks down 'cause I see where this is going. Mike stares across the table at Michael Jordan. He says, 'Hey man, you think I'm stupid? I know you f****d with my b***h'.

"Jordan looks like he just saw a ghost. 'I know you messed with her,' Mike says. 'You can tell me.' (For) Jordan, it's obvious he just wants to get up and run. He wants no part of this.

"Mike turns to [Mike] Ditka. 'Man, you think somebody scared of you, all that racist s**t you been talking?' He says to Dent, 'Y'all scared of this damn white man, Richard? He ain't nobody. You gonna let him talk that way?'

"It was a circus, for real, that night. Don King trying to change the subject. Me and John trying to hold Mike down. Mike telling everyone he's going to bust Jordan's ass. Jordan's dressed sharp as always and he can't get out of there fast enough."

Jordan - whose 10-episode Netflix series 'The Last Dance' celebrates his illustrious career at the Bulls - refused to confirm or deny the allegations.

Tyson returned to the ring last year and fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition. He is looking for someone to fight later this year and perhaps Jordan could be next...

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