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Mike Tyson

"I Was a Prostitute HUNTER!"

6/19/2012 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

061912_tyson_jones_today_launchMike Tyson had a serious problem with banging hookers -- a confession he blurted out during a bizarre interview on live TV.

Iron Mike was on NBC Today when Ann Curry asked him about becoming vegan -- but his answer had ZERO to do with vegetables ... "There's too many prison cells, jails, lawsuits, bankruptcies, women, venereal diseases, too many everything. I got tired of umm, everytime a prostitute girlfriend came back from a trip I had to sleep with them."

BOOM.

You gotta see Spike Lee -- who was trying to promote the Broadway play he's doing with Tyson -- try to get Mike back on topic.

It didn't work. Tyson kept blabbing and added, "I was a prostitute hunter." 

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STFUP    

They can feel him ***MING in the air tonight.
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Oh Lord.

771 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Obviously they weren't asking him the questions he wanted them to ask. He's ready to answer the hard hitting questions and Ann's hitting him with the bubble gum questions. That's my boy.

771 days ago
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user007    

Years ago i was in a strip club in S FL called Tootsies (the old location) and Mike comes in with a bodyguard. He was in Miami training for a fight. I'm at one end of the bar and he is at the other by the entrance for a while. Then he walks by me and let me tell you he had the angriest eyes I ever saw in a person. So he and his guard go with a strip and are sitting in an elevated area right behind the bar right in front of me. I guess he is talking with her for 10-15 minutes. Than he just gets up and leaves the club. The stripper I was with got the story from the other stripper that he was trying to get the stripper to leave with him. BTW, she wasn't even all that.

771 days ago
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casey    

What in the **** is he talking about? He is always off subject. Lol. Too many punches to the head I guess, he really needs someone to teach him the fine art of communicating it would help him look like less of a fool. Who is going to spend money on Broadway tickets to see a bunch of babble? I like Tyson, but the ones around him really need to work with him, not work him.

771 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

Maybe he blames red meat on all his problems, hence the strange answer. 'I banged prostitues because meat makes me angry. I got tired of that, so now I'm a gentle vegetarian."
So, he probably answered the question in a weird Tyson-esque roundabout way.

771 days ago
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karlew    

LOL Seriously what do people expect when dealing with Tyson? Sure he's settled down but he's still a little, shall we say, unconventional. I'd say too many punches to the head but he was already crazy before he started fighting. Good Luck Spike, you're gonna need it.

771 days ago
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TheVolleyballGod    

Whats with Spike Lee's glasses is he trying to ripoff Martin Scorzayzee or trying not to look like an irrelevant older black man

771 days ago
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Jay W.     

I tip my hat to you Tyson. From one "prostitute hunter" to another !

771 days ago
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Molly_Ripper    

Its been a long road back. Way to get it together Champ!

771 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

tyson interviews are pure gold. this is what reality tv wishes it could be.

771 days ago
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Jen    

Oh, Mike...And, "too many venereal diseases" WTF???

771 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

Sounds to me like he was just answering her question. He was listing all the reasons he needed to change his life. Becoming a vegan was part of that change.

771 days ago
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charlei harper    

hey boys and girls...too many blows/strikes to da head will cause you harm

771 days ago
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Sam    

Spike Lee? He is still relevant? Isn't he the guy who tweeted George Zimmerman's home address encouraging people to get him? It was the WRONG address and the little old couple who lived there received death threats. That guy is more dangerous than Tyson.

771 days ago
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DaveT    

Interesting thing about our laws, it's:
1) illegal to pay a woman to have sex with her
2) ...unless you're holding a camera
3) ....then it's called "pornography" and legal
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771 days ago
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