Mike Tyson analyzes Suarez bite

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson offered his take on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's...

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson offered his take on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's biting incident at the World Cup. (Reuters)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

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Former boxing champ Mike Tyson knows what it feels like to gnaw on another man.

Decades after savagely chomping down on Evander Holyfield's ear, Tyson attempted to explain what might have been going through Luis Suarez's mind when the Uruguayan decided to attack Italy's Giorgio Chiellini with his teeth a few weeks back.

"I think it is just the heat of the moment, really hot blooded and really competitive," Tyson said in a Reddit Q&A. "The heat of the moment takes over, we are really competitive and lose bad judgement in our thinking.

"Sometimes you can just become highly frustrated."

Suarez was banned four months by FIFA after the incident -- which occurred in a group stage win over Italy -- was caught on tape from multiple angles.

Midway through the second half of Uruguay's 1-0 win over the Italians, Suarez appeared to head butt Chiellini before biting him on the shoulder.

The Italian defender attempted to show teeth marks to referee Marco Rodriguez, who wasn't interested.

Surprisingly, multiple people have come out in support or Suarez, who received a similar ban after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last year.

Uruguay's president lambasted FIFA's decision to suspend the star forward while teammate Diego Lugano also came out in support of Suarez.

The Uruguayan striker has since apologized for his actions.

In maybe the most-famous biting incident in sports history, Tyson bit a chunk out of Holyfield's ear during a 1997 title fight.

* GIF via @PeteBlackburn of Next Impulse Sports


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