McGregor Calls Out Nasukawa
After Floyd Mayweather’s first round victory over the 20-year old kickboxer, former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has called out Tenshin Nasukawa.
Nasukawa, who is still considered undefeated, as the boxing exhibition with Mayweather was an unofficial bout, was dropped three times on New Year’s Eve, when he took on the undefeated boxer at RIZIN 14.
On Monday morning, McGregor, who has not fought since UFC 229 in October, tweeted that he wanted a fight against Nasukawa, “right away.”
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 7, 2019
Tagging both the UFC and his management company, McGregor tweeted: “I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout. Before this summer. Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely The champ champ.”
Mayweather was paid $9 million for his less than one round against Nasukawa, one would wonder how much McGregor would command for a similar showdown against Nasukawa, who has fought primarily as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist.