Tenshin Nasukawa Responds to Conor McGregor's Challenge

Heather Diaz
January 9, 2019

What was supposed to be a three-round showcase lasted only 140 seconds as Nasukawa was knocked down three times before his corner threw in the towel at the Saitama Super Arena on New Year's Eve.

Mayweather earned a reported $9 million for his trip to Japan and now Irish superstar McGregor has tweeted out that he is interested in his own exhibition fight as well. That's not to mention Mayweather's decades of boxing experience compared to the 20-year-old Japanese fighter's expertise being in kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

In a recent tweet, Conor McGregor addressed the fact that he's seemingly willing to head to Tokyo, Japan in order to fight Tenshin Nasukawa in an "exhibition" fight before this summer.

Please arrange this, this instant. "Yours sincerely. The champ champ".

Conor Mcgregor who continues to sit on sidelines as he's now awaiting his hearing from NSAC on Jan 29th.

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Apparently, Nasukawa was flattered that McGregor wanted to fight him. The penalty could include a fine and a temporary or even permanent suspension from fighting activities.

"I will fight my RISE world GP this year so please watch your diet and wait for me!".

McGregor fought Mayweather in a boxing bout, losing in the 10th round after a tense fight in April past year.

Undefeated Nasukawa holds the 28-0 record in kickboxing as well as 4-0 in MMA.

The former two-weight UFC champion never misses a trick when it comes to self-promotion and it's not yet clear whether this is anything more than another example of him keeping his name doing the rounds.

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