MMA Superstar Conor McGregor was obviously watching when Floyd Mayweather fought Tenshin Nasukawa.
Floyd Mayweather Knocked out Tenshin Nasukawa Three Times in the in the First Round https://t.co/z04lfY5bld
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) December 31, 2018
Now it seems he wants his own bout against the Japanese kickboxing star.
McGregor took to Twitter on Sunday to post a message asking his management and the UFC to arrange a “Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout” with 20-year-old Nasukawa, who was crushed by Mayweather in the first round of their exhibition boxing match at Rizin 14 on New Year’s Eve.
And, for reasons known only to McGregor, the Irishman has asked for a similar bout.
“I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout. Before this summer,” he tweeted.“Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely. The champ champ. @ufc @ParadigmSM”
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.
The champ champ. @ufc @ParadigmSM
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 7, 2019
McGregor hasn’t competed since his fourth-round submission defeat to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, and he has been linked with rematches against both Khabib and Dustin Poirier, who is also a leading contender in the UFC’s lightweight division.
It’s unclear why McGregor tweeted to ask for a fight with Nasukawa, who would be even more undersized against the Dubliner than he was against Mayweather.
Maybe Conor wants an easy payday.
Last thing we heard about that fight was it was scripted.
Former UFC Star Brendan Schaub Says Floyd Mayweather's Japan Fight Was Fake https://t.co/Tx9UE8CxnI
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) January 4, 2019
That sounds like a walk in the park for Conor.
The challenge has been accepted.
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