Wednesday 22 May 2019

Conor McGregor has revealed he wants his next fight to be against Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan

MMA fighter Conor McGregor
MMA fighter Conor McGregor
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Former UFC two-weight world champion Conor McGregor has revealed that he wants his next fight to be with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa.

20-year-old Nasukawa last fought on New Year’s Eve, when he was beaten by former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather, 41, in an exhibition boxing match.

It took Mayweather just 140 seconds to win the fight. The American previously defeated McGregor in the Irishman’s professional boxing debut.

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.

“I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely, the champ champ,” he added, in a tweet directed to the UFC and his management company, Paradigm Sports.

In a subsequent tweet he said: “I'm the real Django no holds barred.”

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