Tenshin Nasukawa responds to Conor McGregor callout, provides counter-offer

Ross Houston
January 9, 2019

In his seemingly never-ending bid to one-up Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Conor McGregor has now called for a fight with Tenshin Nasukawa - and the Japanese kick-boxer is game.

And the Japanese youngster was beaten and floored by former five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather, 41, in just 140 seconds in an exhibition boxing match on December 31.

"I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout", he wrote on Twitter.

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

Nasukawa offered a positive response to McGregor on Monday, but only on his terms.

Conor Mcgregor last fought inside the Octagon back in October where he lost the bid to reclaim his lightweight title when Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated him via fourth-round submission at UFC 229.

Love him or hate him, Conor McGregor sure knows how to keep his name in the headlines.

The Mayweather fight had freakish build and even more bewildering finish.

Rather than stay mum, Tenshin has since responded to McGregor. 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.

Apparently, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion is serious about this bout.

McGregor is now on suspension stemming from a UFC 229 brawl with former opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov and his teammates so an exhibition match does actually make sense, though that's where the sense ends.

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