Tenshin Nasukawa Responds To Conor McGregor's Call-Out

Tenshin Nasukawa's responded to Conor McGregor's call out.

The Japanese kickboxer was relatively unknown to the masses but he shot to fame after agreeing to fight Floyd Mayweather at RIZIN 14, though it didn't end well.

Floyd Mayweather stopped Nasukawa in brutal fashion, dropping him three times in the opening round before recording a victory billed as a 'exhibition bout'.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Image: PA
Image: PA

Mayweather vs. Nasukawa topped a RIZIN card from Tokyo, Japan, filling out the iconic Saitama Super Arena, and it appears Conor McGregor wants a piece of the action, too.

The Irishman requested a match-up vs. Nasukawa by taking to social media.

"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. Yours sincerely The champ champ," he Tweeted.

Nasukawa has reacted by proposing a kickboxing bout.

"Dear Mr. McGregor. 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," he wrote on Twitter.

McGregor vs. Nasukawa...?

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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