Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

McGregor wants exhibition bout against Nasukawa 'before this summer'

McGregor wants exhibition bout against Nasukawa 'before this summer'

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

Nasukawa recently made headlines for his New Year's Eve exhibition against boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather earned a reported $9 million for his trip to Japan and now Irish superstar McGregor has tweeted out that he is interested in his own exhibition fight as well.

"I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout", McGregor wrote on Sunday on Twitter. That's not to mention Mayweather's decades of boxing experience compared to the 20-year-old Japanese fighter's expertise being in kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

Please arrange this, this instant. "Yours sincerely The champ champ".

Either way, Nasukawa has since responded to McGregor, and appears to be taking his offer seriously.

Then Mayweather called off the fight just as quickly as it was announced.

I'm the real Django no holds barred.

Fights against the likes of Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, or maybe even a third fight against Nate Diaz could be a likely outcome.

In a follow-up tweet, Nasukawa then promoted his upcoming appearance in Japan's Rise kick-boxing world grand prix this year, and sent McGregor a warning: "So please watch your diet and wait for me!"

If the defeat of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa by Floyd Mayweather last week seemed like a farce to you then look away now.

At UFC 229, McGregor made his UFC return in a highly awaited Lightweight title fight against current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who pretty much dominated the Irishman from the get-go during their bout in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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