RIZIN CEO Has “Really Weird” Idea For McGregor
Japenese MMA has given us some of the oddest things in the sport’s history, and RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara, who has had BJJ master Gabi Garcia primarily facing ex-pro wrestlers who are in their late 40’s, has something “really weird.” in-mind for Conor McGregor.
Yes, the same brand that featured Floyd Mayweather destroying Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s eve is interested in bringing in McGregor for a new type of competition that would not include fighting or professional wrestling.
“We can do something together,” Sakakibara told Tokyo Sports about McGregor (via BJPenn.com).
”It’s quite strange, it’s a new innovation. I feel like creating a new competition that is different from mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and professional wrestling.”
With options for McGregor including any of the top names at 155 pounds or a Nate Diaz trilogy awaiting him in the Octagon. one has to wonder what this “really weird” concept would be for McGregor?
If anything, we have a few suggestions for the RIZIN CEO.
Bring back Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
The early 2000’s comedy show that featured a re-dubbed version of the Japanese game show Takeshi’s Castle may be a perfect idea, as it combines competitions and the high probability that someone can and most likely will get hurt.
Donkey Kong Challenge Against Billy Mitchell.
For those who don’t know, Billy Mitchell is the “bad boy” of classic arcade gaming… yes, that is a thing. Mitchell was at one time the world record holder for Donkey Kong, and his battle to maintain his record against Washington school teacher Steve Weibe was the focus of the highly-regarded documentary, the King Of Kong.
Live Episode Of Chopped
Look, if we’re gonna get weird here, let’s get really weird. Have Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Geoffrey Zakarian, Aarón Sanchez, or whoever else wants to come to bring the Chopped kitchen to Tokyo, hell throw Mayweather and Pacquiao in there so Mayweather can get his rematch money that way.
What are your suggestions? What do you want to see McGregor do next? How much will it have to do with Proper Twelve? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter, and follow FIGHT SPORTS to let us know!
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