Tenshin Nasukawa has responded to Conor McGregor’s rather bizarre callout of him with an equally hilarious retort.
Tenshin’s showdown against Floyd Mayweather on New Year’s Eve went pretty much how one would have expected, as the legendary boxer scored three knockdowns in two minutes on his comparatively tiny opponent – forcing the corner of Nasukawa to throw in the towel.
Conor McGregor, who, of course, went ten rounds with Mayweather in the boxing ring in August of 2017, took to Twitter to call out the 20-year-old in a move that very few people saw coming and even fewer have taken seriously.
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.
The champ champ. @ufc @ParadigmSM
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 7, 2019
Tenshin has now responded to the Irishman, calling for a kickboxing showdown at 58kgs (127lbs) – a weight far too low for a man who has fought as high up as 170lbs.
The Japanese prospect’s tongue is placed firmly in cheek with this one.
— 那須川 天心 (@TeppenTenshin) January 7, 2019
Maybe don’t hold your breath for this one.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena