"Listen we've got so many guys that want to do this man".
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship president David Feldman revealed the organization is in talks to bring the 53-year-old back into combat sports after offering him a $20-million deal earlier this month.
Tyson created a whirlwind when he hinted at a comeback by posting a string of social media videos hammering the pads and showing off his impressive physique to show that "Iron Mike" had gathered nearly no ring rust despite him turning 54 next month.
Ortiz, sporting a T-shirt bearing the slogan "Donald Trump Real American Hero", said he had "nothing but respect" for Tyson, who last fought in 2005.
If there is a trilogy fight between the two, Holyfield said he'd like it to be an exhibition.
Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson go way back.
The duo's potential return to the ring has been heavily criticised by some, given the fighters' ages and the subsequent dangers involved, but Holyfield said inspiring young people served as motivation. "We're in calls-we're doing business with guys you ain't even going to believe the names when the names come out".
"I think I know what we need to do to make this thing happen". Anybody that I get in the ring with, if I'm in there with my brother, if he tag me I'm gonna tag him back.
"If we do this fight it would be great".
Holyfield, a four-time world heavyweight champion who retired in 2014, has been busy training for a return to the ring for charity, as has Tyson.
"I don't mind if he wanted to do it but I'm not going to be the one to say, "Let's do it" because that's kind of the bully mentality", Holyfield said on DAZN's "Face to Face".
Evander Holyfield raises his fist after defeating Mike Tyson in their WBA heavyweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas in 1996. "I feel really good". "And if the money is right, too, then let's get it on". MMA veterans such as Andrei Arlovksi, Ken Shamrock ad Tito Ortiz have also offered themselves up as potential opponents for "Iron Mike".
Mike Tyson performs his one man show "Undisputed Truth" in the Music Box at the Borgata on March 6 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.