Cannibal to Herbivore: Mike Tyson Goes Vegan

The rumors are confirmed. ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, the same man who took a bite of Evander Holyfield’s ear and whose controversial past never seems fade away, appears to have finally found some peace. His “no drama” stance on life now  includes a profound love for pigeons and a totally vegan diet (he is starring in an new Animal Planet show about pigeon racing – not so vegan?).  You can add Tyson’s name to a growing list of heavy-hitters who follow a veg diet, including Mac Danzig, Jake Shields, Rob Bigwood, Ricky Williams, Georges Laraque and others. Maybe Gladiators really were vegan!

According to

“Tyson is starring in a reality TV series on Animal Planet in which he races pigeons. He says he’s become a vegan and has “no drama” in his life right now, which he concedes is an odd feeling for an athlete notorious for his brushes with the law.”

Thanks to for the tip!

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Herwin

    To become vegan is a personal choiche to cut animal cruelty out of your lifestyle, right ? To stop eating all animal products is a very good and big step, give a person a break to learn more about other aspects of animal abuse.
    so its smashing and great news that MIKE TYSON embraced veganism, WAY TO GO ! RESPECT !

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  • Benjamin Payne

    Isn’t participating in pigeon racing evidence enough of Tyson not being vegan? He may eat a vegan diet, but he ain’t a vegan until he rejects all use of other animals.

  • melissa

    mike tyson is not vegan. his pigeon racing show is getting a lot of negative attention so his PR company put out that he is vegan. don’t be fooled

    • joshuakatcher

      Can you provide any evidence of this? Would love to see a link or press on this. What’s your source?