We are all fighting internal demons. But as athletes are generally seen by society through a magnifying glass, these demons become more apparent in many cases. Mike Tyson is a perfect example.
There is no need to list the ups and downs of Mike’s “Iron” career as it is common knowledge. However, as we are at the dawn of a potential return for Tyson, there is something particularly fascinating about Mike’s journey and the way he has handled his demons.
Like Joe Rogan, Tyson has long been a proponent of the benefits of psychedelics for personal growth. And apparently Mike convinced recent UFC retiree and former two-division champion Henry Cejudo to take his own psychedelic journey.
In the latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Cejudo shared his experience using toad venom DMT with Mike Tyson and the profound impact it had on his life.
“I became a good friend with him, I call him Uncle Mike because he always teaches you a lot. Whenever he sees me, he compliments me but he also teaches me a lot about the toad and I say, “Let’s do it, Uncle Mike!” He says, “Are you sure you want to?” man, you’ve been talking about this for a minute! »»
“They have this beautiful configuration with the rituals. We therefore leave for Antigua which is an island off the Caribbean. We are there and we have a shaman and Mike comes first. ”
“It gets a little crazy because what you do is you open up a lot of your demons that you probably kept for a minute. So I see Mike writhing and turning around, I don’t want to talk about this stuff, but he talks a lot about his past. As you said, he’s an idol and a legend, that’s also how I look at Mike. So here I am almost tripping but at the same time intrigued. ”
“So I go up and do it.” “
“I’m still looking for answers to find out if this is the way and so on. It brought me to my mother’s first love, man. It showed me in a story, almost like a movie, how I was born, how my mother had me. How, when I was eight, she had my sister when I was no longer the youngest and how my mother, in all honesty, pushed me aside. Leaving home at the age of seventeen and substituting my mother’s love for personal development in wrestling and mixed martial arts. “
“It brought me back to when I was little, maybe four or five, when I cried with my mother. I remember when we were kids we went from Los Angeles to New Mexico on the Greyhound (bus) and we never stopped at McDonalds or things like that. As a child, you do not know that you are poor. But what it did was that it brought me back to the person who created me and whom my moms love. It was like resurrected something in me and I cried and asked for forgiveness. I spoke Spanish and I said “Mommy forgive me”. ”
“It was scary in some ways, it got you out of your body. It’s almost as if you are on the day of judgment and you are the one who is sentenced, and you are also the judge. But it gives you that certain peace, it’s like telling you that you’re so dead, but you’re alive. It’s the truth, Joe! I don’t know which ones you had, but I can only share what I have experienced. It was cool, man. Because I was able to do it with special people. ”
Definitely a legendary tale with a deep positive impact for Henry Cejudo! What do you think of Penn Nation?
This article was first published on BJPENN.COM 6/9/2020