While Mike Tyson's role in 2009's "The Hangover" was highly memorable, the boxing legend said in a new interview that has no memory of actually agreeing to be in the movie because he was drinking heavily and on drugs during that time in his life.
While chatting with Tony Robbins, Mike recalled running into Zach Galifianakis and some of the guys from "The Hangover" at a Las Vegas nightclub. It was then that he learned he was supposed to film the movie with them the very next day.
"I met the guys in a club. They were in the VIP section and I said, 'This is where I normally sit, nobody's normally here,'" he recalled. "So I went in there, I'm checking these guys to see what they're doing in my section. It was Zach, the other guy, and he said, 'We're going to be in a movie with you' and I said, 'Yeah? When?' And he said, 'Tomorrow.'"
Mike continued, "And I didn't know as I was drinking and smoking back then, doing drugs so I didn't know I was involved in the movie. So eventually I had to go and do the movie and it was a success."
This isn't the first time the "Baddest Man On The Planet" has spoken about being on drugs while filming the movie.
"I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine," Mike told Yahoo Sports in 2012.
You could argue that Mike had the most memorable role in the movie, given that a portion of the film centers around Bradley Cooper, El Helms and Zach stealing one of the boxing champ's famous tigers. He even knocks out Zach's character in one scene.
That punch, albeit fake, has been instrumental in Mike gaining popularity, particularly with those who were too young to remember his celebrated boxing career.
"One day I'm in a restaurant and the movie hadn't come out yet, but the kids must have seen the preview of me punching Zach," he said. "So one of those sightseeing buses went by and all the kids came off the bus and grabbed me, taking pictures and my friend says, 'I think we've got something here, Mike' and I said, 'Yeah, me too.'"
He added, "It's been different, it's changed ever since. When I go out and I meet younger kids that are 20 or 15, it's because they watched 'The Hangover' — they had no idea that I used to be a boxer."