Conor McGregor Requests Fight With Tenshin Nasukawa; Fighter Responds

Tanya Simon
January 9, 2019

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has a bout in mind for his next appearance - and no, it's not coming in the Octagon.

Nasukawa has risen to recent global fame following his three-round boxing exhibition against Floyd Mayweather Jr in December, and now McGregor wants a piece of the action.

Days later, the fight was back on again, and Mayweather wound up winning in Japan via a first-round knockout, reportedly earning $9 million for less than three minutes of work on the day.

If you thought Floyd Mayweather dwarfed Tenshin Nasukawa, just imagine what Conor McGregor would look like next to the Japanese kickboxer. While many people were anticipating McGregor to call for a rematch with his rival, the former champion has instead set his sights on Tenshin Nasukawa in a move no one could have anticipated.

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'Before this summer. Please arrange this, this instant. "Yours sincerely The champ champ".

The RIZIN 14 fighter, 20, has now been challenged to an MMA bout by the Irishman Conor McGregor in a late-night tweet.

Thank you very much for remembering my name. The penalty could include a fine and a temporary or even permanent suspension from fighting activities.

Either way, Nasukawa responded to McGregor's tweet, tipping his hat to McGregor and agreeing to step in the ring with him, but not exactly wanting to give up the farm the way he did with Mayweather. Nasukawa is a huge star in combat sports in Japan due to his undefeated kickboxing record and exciting fighting style; however, he stands only 5-foot-5 and naturally competes at 125 pounds.

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