Fabricio Werdum has revealed that retired boxing superstar Mike Tyson almost broke his nose while they were filming the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation.’
“I make a lot of movies too,” Werdum said during an interview with TMZ Sports this week. “I made the Kickboxer movie with Mike Tyson. I saw Mike Tyson all the time on TV, and now I fight with him in the kickboxer movie – Kickboxer: Retaliation!
“It’s amazing. Mike Tyson punched my nose too. An accident, but he punched me and almost he broke my nose. Because I’m no actor. He’s no actor too. But he’s good, he’s funny guy, he’s very nice guy. But he punch very hard.”
“It almost knocked down me, but it’s good. I feel good because it’s Mike Tyson, no other guy. Maybe another guy, I don’t feel good when another guy punch my face. But Mike Tyson’s OK.”
The reporter then asked if Werdum had considered getting revenge by hitting the legendary boxer back, but it seems that thought never crossed the former heavyweight champion’s mind.
“No, no, no,” Werdum replied. “Maybe I take down him.
“He’s 50 years old I think, but he’s punch very hard. He’s a tough guy yet.”