Conor McGregor says he wants MMA exhibition vs. Tenshin Nasukawa; hopefully he's joking – MMAjunkie


Stop it, Conor McGregor. Because this is how it starts, and we don’t want to go down this road again.

On Sunday night, McGregor tweeted his apparent interest in having an MMA exhibition fight with Rizin FF star Tenshin Nasukawa, tagging the Twitter handles of both the UFC and his management team, Paradigm Sports, in the process to ensure they knew.

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. @ufc @ParadigmSM

Obvously, there’s nothing original about this. But if McGregor is serious – and let’s hope he isn’t – he probably figures this to be easy money for him, just like it was for Floyd Mayweather.

Watch Floyd Mayweather clown on Tenshin Nasukawa en route to first-round KO

Perplexed Conor McGregor reacts to Floyd Mayweather’s Rizin FF fight

Mayweather, of course, knocked out Nasukawa in the first round of their New Year’s Eve boxing exhibition at Rizin FF 14 in Japan, leading many to speculate if the fight was fixed. For no trouble at all, Mayweather made a cool $9 million – or what would’ve been $1 million a minute had the fight lasted all three scheduled rounds.

So, yeah, we get it. But c’mon. Can’t McGregor call out somebody he’d like to fight in the UFC instead? Stop playing.

And quit obsessing over Mayweather.

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