We will have to wait until New Year's Eve to see the fight of Tenshin Nasukawa, Floyd Mayweather. However, the Japanese kickboxing phenomenon is already getting into with Conor McGregor, following profane insults from the UFC superstar.
McGregor posted a photo on Monday to social networks that shows Mayweather and Nasukawa at a press conference announcing the fight, which will take place near Tokyo in a still-determined format. After making fun of Mayweather about the clothes she was wearing, McGregor wrote in her headline: "What's happening here? Who is this little pr- on your side?
"This is crazy -," McGregor continued saying "Chris Tucker and Jackie F– Chan back in this b–", comparing the duo with the stars of the "Rush Hour" series. "F – brilliant. Mad Bastard you are Floyd," McGregor wrote. "Fair f– you kill yourself. There's no lie. F-it."
Nasukawa posted his response on Tuesday, saying to his antagonist: "Hello, Mr. McGregor. My name is Tenshin Nasukawa. I'm not Jackie Chan.
"I promise to avenge your loss, then see my fight."
Nasukawa referred to the defeat that McGregor suffered from Mayweather in August 2017, in a boxing tournament that only increased the 50-0 record. Mayweather had left retirement to take over the Irish in a long-awaited bout that provided the two days of massive payment, and even before dealing with Khabib Nurmagomedov last month for the lightweight UFC title, McGregor expressed his interest in a rematch.
"Yes [Mayweather] He has the bottle to come and deal with this, as he said he has, let's see what happens, "said McGregor in October (through ESPN)." I would like to equalize. "
"It's a direct battle of MMA or a direct boxing bout," he added at the time. "If you are going to look for modified rules, I would prefer to put the child back."
Nurmagomedov, who kept his own unbeaten record on McGregor's shipment, also said he would like to take over Mayweather, but the 41-year-old boxer chose a different option, which surprised many when the word of the Nasukawa Sunday fight appeared. Mayweather explained at the press conference that he was eager to strengthen his collaboration with the Japanese company that organized the fight, while his brand grew in that country.
"As for weight class and rules, let's talk about that and we will put this in the next few weeks," said Mayweather, who generally fought at about 30 pounds heavier than Nasukawa. "This particular encounter is a special encounter in which we are giving people something they have never seen before. The world never saw the Mayweather competition live in Tokyo."
At age 20, Nasukawa is less than half the age of Mayweather, but has already reached an impressive record as a professional fighter, who was 27-0 in kickboxing, with 21 knockouts and 4-0 in MMA, with two knockouts. His growing fame ensures that there will be a lot of interest in the Mayweather fight in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, while McGregor, perhaps inadvertently, seems to play his role in attracting attention in the United States and other places.
McGregor, however, also brought criticism for his observations, with some calling he racist to resemble Nasukawa to Chan born in Hong Kong. McGregor was accused of ignorance of just speech before speaking, especially after causing Mayweather during the race to fight with the line "Dance for me, child."
McGregor subsequently refused to be racist, saying: "Did you know they are not black? Yes, I am half black from the bomb below."
Mayweather faced similar criticisms in the past, including after calling Manny Pacquiao, the Philippine boxer who defeated in 2015 a "little yellow trick" and saying he would force Pacquiao to make him a "roll of sushi."
After defeating McGregor in October, Nurmagomedov made it clear that he was deeply insulted by previous debris to his opponent: he spoke about Russia's "country, religion, nation, family". This contributed to a body after the fight, The UFC stars were suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission while investigating the incident.
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