After seeing how easily Floyd Mayweather disposed of Tenshin Nasukawa, Conor McGregor wants a piece of the action.
The Irishman called out Nasukawa on Twitter, insisting that he wants a fight arranged “this instant”.
“I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout,” McGregor tweeted.
“Before this summer. Please arrange this, this instant.
“Yours sincerely, the champ champ.”
Mayweather earned $9 million for taking part in the Rizin promotion against Nasukawa on New Year’s Day.
He defeated the 20-year-old kickboxer in 140 seconds. It was one of his easiest paydays.
Tenshin Nasukawa responds to McGregor
And it seems as though McGregor will get his wish to take on the young Japanese fighter.
Nasukawa has now responded to Mystic Mac, claiming that “58kg, kickboxing rules” would likely get them in the ring together.
“Dear Mr. McGregor. @TheNotoriousMMA,” Nasukawa wrote on Twitter.
“Thank you very much for remembering my name. I’m honored that you would even consider fighting me.
“58kg, kickboxing rules would probably get us in the ring sometime in the near future 👍”.
A fight organised on Twitter. That’s 2019, ladies and gentlemen.
Nasukawa will know that he has to perform at a higher level if he has any chance of defeating McGregor.
He was schooled by Mayweather, admitting afterwards that he didn’t even deserve to share the ring with the American.
“I learned that I didn’t work hard enough to earn this opportunity, and I will use this defeat to improve myself and move forward this year,” he wrote in an honest Instagram post.
“Despite all the things that happened leading up to the fight, I came to realize how truly great Mayweather was. I was the one underestimating him.”
It's interesting that McGregor seems more keen on arranging a fight with Nasukawa than on returning to the UFC.
Many are desperate to see a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defended his lightweight belt against the Irishman last October.News Now - Sport News