Many years ago when Mike Tyson competed in the ring, it was infamously acknowledged that Iron Mike meddled with drug abuse. However, cleverly he always managed to pass his drug screens and his fans now know why.
The boxing legend went in-depth about how he was able to cheat the system on his “Hotboxin’” podcast this week … admitting he used a device called a “Whizzinator” to pass his tests.
The “Whizzinator” is basically a prosthetic penis with a built-in bag to store someone else’s pee. People have tried to use the device for years to fool in-person drug testers … including Tyson.
“It was awesome, man,” Tyson said during a conversation with Jeff Novitzky, UFC’s Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance. “I put my baby’s urine in it.”
The 54-year-old boxing legend has said he’d never touch PEDs, but he has been open about his cocaine and weed consumption throughout his career.
However, the fake penis wasn’t fool-proof, Tyson says there were some close calls along the way.
“One time I was using my wife’s [urine] and my wife was like, ‘Baby, you better not hope that it comes back pregnant or something.’ And I said, ‘nah, so we ain’t gonna use you any more, we’re gonna use the kid.’”
“Cuz I got scared that the piss might come back pregnant.”
Novitzky also explained how urine testing is a very up close and personal job. The tester has to actually watch the athlete in the act of providing the sample.
In other words, if you’re gonna use a “Whizzinator” — it has to match the user’s skin colour. So, Jeff asked Mike if his “whiz” actually looked like his real penis.
“Yeah, hell yeah, I had a brown one,” Tyson said.
View the interview below: