Conor McGregor Calls Out Tenshin Nasukawa

Conor McGregor has his eyes set on a potential opponent in Tenshin Nasukawa. Image Source: Irish Mirror

Conor McGregor is looking to take a page out of Floyd Mayweather’s playbook and line up a fight with Tenshin Nasukawa.

The Japanese Kickboxing superstar was unknown to most outside of Japan and hardcore Kickboxing circles until his name was linked to Floyd Mayweather. A fight was initially announced between the two at a Rizin press conference with Mayweather in attendance. This got the entire fight world buzzing about the potential rules and why Tenshin out of all people.

Mcgregor, who had faced Mayweather in the Boxing ring in 2017 was quick to criticize the fight. He took to social media where he called it like something out of Rush Hour 5 and compared Mayweather and Tenshin to Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Eventually, it would come to light that the fight between Mayweather and Tenshin was to be a three round Boxing exhibition.

McGregor despite criticizing the bout initially has now followed in Mayweather’s footsteps and has called out Tenshin Nasukawa. He stated on Twitter he wants a matchup with the young Japanese fighter this summer.

McGregor looking to mimic Mayweather.

McGregor’s next fight?

“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.”

Why would McGregor be interested in an exhibition with Tenshin? Money has to be the most reasonable answer. Mayweather made 9 million dollars for his Boxing exhibition with Tenshin. The craziest part was it only lasted two minutes and Mayweather made it look easy. It makes sense would McGregor would want to mimic Mayweather in this instance. Afterall who wouldn’t want to make that type of money for a few minutes work. Especially after Floyd bragged that he barely trained for the exhibition at all.

For anyone who isn’t aware of what went down during the Mayweather and Tenshin exhibition, it was a one-sided beatdown. Mayweather came in and dropped Tenshin three times in the first round forcing his cornermen to throw in the towel. It was surprising to many because although Tenshin wasn’t familiar to the casual combat sports fan he was Japan’s hottest Kickboxing prospect and was undefeated in Kickboxing and MMA. People weren’t surprised Mayweather got the best of him, after all, he is an undefeated Boxer. People were stunned, however, at how easy Mayweather made it look.

Conor is all about big paydays and he has made that very clear before. An exhibition against Tenshin could be that and wouldn’t require pushing a PPV.

It was complete domination.

After McGregor’s comments comparing Tenshin to Jackie Chan, something many people found very insulting because Chan is Chinese, not Japanse, Tenshin fired back.

“Hello, Mr. McGregor. My Name is Tenshin Nasukawa. I am not Jackie Chan. I promise to avenge your loss, so please watch my fight. @TheNotoriousMMA” tweeted Tenshin.

Obviously, Tenshin’s claims that he would avenge McGregor’s loss didn’t come true, but you have to give him credit for firing back at one of the most popular fighters on the planet. Now he potentially could be fighting McGregor in an exhibition before the summer, given McGregor get all necessary clearance from the UFC.

To Tenshin’s credit, he is a much smaller fighter than Mayweather and McGregor. Tenshin fights in the 120-pound weight range, McGregor has fought as high as 165 pounds before and currently competes at 155 pounds. Win or lose Tenshin is fearless. Would this be a fight you want to see, Conor McGregor vs. Tenshin Nasukawa.


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