Mike Tyson has opened up on his life views in a new Netflix documentary on the former heavyweight champion of the world.

Tyson, 54, is set for a sensational return to the ring next month as he takes on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.

Iron Mike has not fought since retiring following defeat to Kevin McBride in 2005.

He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles though had plenty of issues outside of the ring.

Tyson is now being trained by Rafael Cordeiro for his next fight with Netflix filming a doc based on his life.

Mike Tyson has had an eventful life, in and out of the ring
Mike Tyson has had an eventful life, in and out of the ring

One day while filming, Cordeiro asked Tyson what happiness means to him, and the reply was very emotional.

Tyson, known as the Baddest Man on the Planet during his career, replied: "Happiness for me is death, because I saw many bad things and lost many bad things in my life."

Tyson has previously said he is looking forward to death, saying earlier this year: “Yeah. I don’t fear it. “Living might be more complicated than dying to me.

Mike Tyson was an animal in the ring
Mike Tyson was an animal in the ring

“The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can’t handle living.

“Living is a journey, living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can’t do it, they struggle. We take ourselves too seriously.

“We think we’re somebody. Who the f***? We’re nothing! We come from s***; we think we’re special! Fame is s***.

Mike Tyson will return to the ring as he faces Roy Jones Jr next month
Mike Tyson will return to the ring as he faces Roy Jones Jr next month

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“I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that.

“But I wasn’t scared because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism.

“But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die.”