“They were all vegan,” Joe Rogan SHOCKED as Mike Tyson reveals rare fact about gladiators’ ‘no meat’ diet

Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson told Joe Rogan that ancient Roman Gladiators were vegan or vegetarian.


“They were all vegan,” Joe Rogan SHOCKED as Mike Tyson reveals rare fact about gladiators’ ‘no meat’ diet

Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson (image credits- IMAGO)

Mike Tyson has long retired and has become very old and wise in comparison to his younger days. In an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Tyson once shared his in-depth knowledge about ancient gladiators.

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In an episode of the JRE podcast, Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson spoke about the ancient gladiators of Rome. They discussed how the gladiators who fought at the Colosseum were like modern-day MMA fighters. Hence, even though these gladiators were slaves who were forced to fight each other, they were also superstars. Furthermore, Tyson stated:

The best ones, the ones that won their freedom and just kept fighting. They were all vegans and vegetarians.

Subsequently, Tyson stated that some gladiators won their freedom several times but chose to fight because they were superstars. Hence, many gladiators relished the fame and fighting, even though they were slaves forced to fight to the death. In addition, Tyson revealed that the Gladiators who continued to fight were all vegans and vegetarians.

According to the Archeological Institute of America, the bone marrow of these gladiators indicated very little to no meat consumption in their diet. Hence, these gladiators continued to fight even after achieving their freedom and followed a vegan or vegetarian diet until they died in battle.

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Mike Tyson tells Joe Rogan what he learned from studying conquerors

Tyson was discovered by Teddy Atlas and Cus D’Amato at a very young age, and he started training with them when he was 13. By the time Tyson fought his first professional bout at the age of 18, he had already been taught a lot.

Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson
Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson (image credit- UnHerd, Marca)

Furthermore, D’Amato’s training involved honing technical skills, knowledge from reading, and physical training, which was meant to develop his mind and body. Hence, Tyson, in his youth, learned a lot about great conquerors, warriors, and gladiators and learned to embrace their mindset.

In a JRE podcast, Tyson told Rogan about how he learned from conquerors like Charlemagne, Achilles, Alexander the Great, and Napoleon.

In addition, Tyson revealed that he learned a lot about achieving greatness and the mindset required for it. Furthermore, Tyson also learned a lot that greatness meant being willing to die and asking God for forgiveness for humility.

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