Conor McGregor calls for MMA expo fight with Tenshin Nasukawa who accepts

Lynette Rowe
January 9, 2019

Conor McGregor has called out Japanese kick-boxer Tenshin Nasukawa for an MMA "exhibition bout". "Yours sincerely. The champ champ".

And McGregor, 30, has said that he wants to fight Nasukawa "before the summer" as he steps up his plans for a UFC comeback, after losing a lightweight title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Conor Mcgregor who continues to sit on sidelines as he's now awaiting his hearing from NSAC on Jan 29th.

He tagged the UFC and his management team in the tweet.

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

Dana White co-promoted McGregor's boxing debut against Mayweather in 2017 but he's unlikely to be interested in a Nasukawa exhibition unless there's huge money involved.

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"Thank you very much for remembering my name", Nasukawa wrote.

Floyd Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 on December 31st from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. "58kg [127 pounds], kickboxing rules would probably get us in the ring sometime in the near future" - Tenshin Nasukawa on Twitter.

The 20-year-old's comments appear to be in jest, given that McGregor has never competed at a lower weight than 145 pounds in his career.

In his most recent fight, "The Notorious" was unsuccessful in his bid for Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC lightweight title last October. Perhaps the former history-making MMA fighter is looking to get back into the win column - even if it doesn't "count".

After returning from an extended sabbatical from action, McGregor lost to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov past year.

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