Of all the vegan-related stories I've written this year, Mike Tyson's conversion to a vegan diet has certainly been one of the most unexpected.
The former heavyweight champion has been quite vocal in his love for the vegan scene — saying that it has allowed him to slim down and gain energy.
“I ate, like, the tiniest piece of meat, and I woke up violently sick,” he added. “It was vicious pain. I was throwing up. And I realized meat’s become a poison for me now.”
According to the NY Post, the 44-year-old may be looking to take his newfound passion and turn it into a business. The paper reported that Tyson is in talks with Moshe Malamud of the Franklin Mint to launch a high-end restaurant chain with a focus on kosher food. The pair met at Solo, Malamud's favorite kosher spot, over mushroom soup and mixed vegetables.
Obviously, chalk this one up as rumor — but we wouldn't be surprised if Tyson pushed the menu in a vegan-friendly direction. The world could certainly use a few more eateries like that.