Mike Tyson admits he does not fear death and instead believes living might be more complicated than dying.
In a brilliant new interview with The Sportsman, who visited Tyson's home in California, the former undisputed world heavyweight champion has opened up about many subjects, including the state of boxing today, cannabis and Tyson Fury.
But it was a quote about not fearing death that stood out as a really powerful moment in this rare sit down chat.
"Yeah. I don't fear it. Living might be more complicated than dying to me," he said.
"The belief of it. I don't know if it's true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can't handle living. Living is a journey; living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can't do it, they struggle. We take ourselves too seriously. We think we're somebody. Who the fu*k? We're nothing! We come from sh*t; we think we're special! Fame is sh*t."
The 53-year-old was also asked if death was on his mind during his career in boxing.
"I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that," he continued.
"But I wasn't scared, because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism. But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die."