Mike Tyson will be offered improved terms on the astonishing £16 million deal he initially received from the savage Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, the boss of the American organisation has claimed.
The former heavyweight boxing champion has been inundated with potential offers as he hones his sharpness and physique in anticipation of a ring comeback, including a lucrative bid by the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship which will now be increased with extra incentives, including charitable donations.
'I want to see if we can make the Mike thing happen, period, and then we'll start talking opponents,' David Feldman, the President of the championship, told MMA Fighting.
'We're not successful yet in making that Mike thing happen. But I don't think the door's shut. 'I think I know what we need to do to make this thing happen,'
Tyson is a keen follower of UFC and once officiated a fight in Manchester, although he recently claimed that a return to boxing would earn him more money, heralding talk of a possible rematch with former title rival Evander Holyfield.
He has been training with former UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, who has posted footage of a ripped Tyson stretching in a gym full of weights in the latest illustration of the 53-year-old's ripped physique and growing readiness to fight.