Legendary boxing champion and aspiring cannabis mogul, Mike Tyson, is taking up a new sport. Tyson was named this week as the newest team owner in the Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL), a real-life sports league that allows fans to control everything from team logos to real-time play decisions.
"We're here to win," Tyson told Cheddar on Thursday. "We're going to win as many titles as possible. There is nobody who can beat us."
Founded just a few years ago, FCFL hosts an eight-team football league that competes in a production studio-style arena. Games are live-streamed on the Twitch platform, allowing fans to vote in real-time on plays that are then relayed to the quarterback and executed by the teams on the field.
"We're building Madden, but in real life," Patrick Dees, FCFL's co-founder and chief gaming officer, told Cheddar.
Other team owners for the upcoming season include NFL stars Marshawn Lynch, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, and Richard Sherman, as well as radio personality Bobby Bones, among others.
"Mike is a legendary trash talker, and we obviously want a lot of that in the league," Dees added.
In his team greeting video, Tyson said he is looking for fans that are "smart, intelligent, savage animals" that will lead his team to victory.
"We are impossibly excited for him to bring his unparalleled energy, legendary smack talk, and unrivaled will to win to the FCFL," Dees added in a statement. "The man is a total badass and there is zero doubt in my mind that Team Tyson is going to be a force to be reckoned with in our first season."