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Mike Tyson: Pigeon-Hungry Ex-Girlfriend Cooked, Ate, One Of My Birds

WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 18:  Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson meets up with a pigeon fancier Ho
WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 18: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson meets up with a pigeon fancier Horace Potts (L), of Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands on November 18, 2005 in Walsall, England. Tyson who is well known for his love of pigeons dropped in to the home of pigeon fancier Horace Watts whilst on route to Birmingham, England, for a hotel dinner boxing event. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Say what you want about that horrible ex-girlfriend of yours, at least she (probably) never ate one of your pet pigeons.

Unfortunately for Mike Tyson, that isn't the case. The former pro boxer shared his experience in an interview with CBS New York's "Boomer & Carton," Thursday, when host Craig Carton asked if he'd ever eaten pigeon.

“I tried," Tyson responded. "I was dating this young lady and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them.' ... She happened to grab one and -- and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn’t do it."

"It just wasn't the right thing to do," continued a crestfallen Tyson. Needless to say, "That's why she's not my woman anymore."

"The first thing I ever loved in my life – the pigeon," Tyson explained in 2011. "They're so much like people."

Tyson, now a vegan, is unlikely to have any interest in sampling pigeon any time soon. Pigeons have commonly been eaten throughout history, however, often appearing on restaurant menus as "squab."

Listen to the entire interview at WFAN. (The pigeon discussion begins at 10:17.)

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