Might Mike Tyson Go Dancing With the Stars?

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Athletes have always fared well on Dancing With the Stars.

But we're not sure if this success would translate to overweight, former athletes with a history of rape and eat biting.

In a recent interview with MTV, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson says his girlfriend wants him to try out for the show.

"She got me watching Dancing With the Stars and said, 'You should be on Dancing With the Stars,'" Tyson said, adding that his reply was: "Are you sick?"

Well, Iron Mike, she is dating a convicted rapist.

Tyson added that his live-in girlfriend also pitched him on a reality series about his life.

"She said, 'Hon, listen. I know some people, and I think it would be a good idea if you're a producer and you control everything that happened and you have your own reality show,'" Tyson said, adding that his reply was: "Are you crazy?"

Again, see our point about dating a convicted rapist.

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