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Mike Tyson, 45-year-old former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, says he believes the fatal encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin was all a part of God's plan to bring change in America. At the same time, Tyson says he is surprise that Zimmerman has not been shot in retaliation.
In an interview with Yahoo! News, Tyson described being bullied and his thoughts on Zimmerman possibly doing the same thing to Martin.
"My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him and didn't follow instructions from a superior officer," Tyson said. "But my all-around perspective, I wasn't there. I don't know what happened."
Still, Tyson said the incident that took place in Sanford, Fla., and sparked national protests is a reflection of the United States and the country's racial tensions.
"Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages," Tyson told Yahoo!. "It's a majority versus a minority."
For Tyson, the fatal shooting of Martin was a part of God's plan and for a specific purpose.
"That's the way God planned it. He didn't want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it," Tyson said. "We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin If that's not the case, he was killed in vain, and we're just waiting for it to happen to our children."
Despite his beliefs that Zimmerman's encounter with Martin was for a divine purpose, Tyson said he personally felt the now jailed assailant should have been shot.
"It's a disgrace that man hasn't been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away," Tyson said. "Forget about him being arrested -- the fact that he hasn't been shot yet is a disgrace. That's how I feel personally about it."
Tyson is currently starring in a one-man show at the MGM Grand in Los Vegas called "The Undisputed Truth: Live on Stage."