Floyd Mayweather’s Next Opponent and RIZIN Kickboxing Champion Tenshin Nasukawa Just Destroyed Conor McGregor With an Absolutely Magnificent Piece of Trolling …
We all know that Conor McGregor loves to talk. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion built his career out of his gift of the gab. His ability to verbally trash opponent was a huge part of his early rise in the promotion. ‘The Notorious’ is never shy about giving his opinion about current affairs in MMA.
Case in point is the epic build-up to his 2017 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. He basically kept shouting about it until it happened and then convinced the world he had more than a puncher’s chance. Naturally, McGregor was very entertained by Mayweather’s choice of next opponent, Tenshin Nasukawa.
Now Tenshin has responded to McGregor’s Instagram post about the match-up with a piece of epic trolling. You can see his tweet below. It’s simple but so effective.
Just in case you haven’t seen McGregor’s post, we’ve posted a screenshot of it above. Some media outlets have accused him of racism after he compared Mayweather and Tenshin to Rush Hour’s Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. That’s a stretch too far, but there’s no doubt that he found the whole thing hilarious. In the foul-mouthed post he wrote:
“What the f**k is going on here? Who’s this little prick next to you? That’s mad s**t.”
To be fair to McGregor, half of the world was asking this question when they woke up to find out that this was going down and Mayweather had genuinely signed a deal with RIZIN to fight in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve.
— 那須川 天心 (@TeppenTenshin) November 6, 2018
The 20-year old lights a fire in the ring every time he steps into it, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that he managed to burn Conor McGregor so well. He posted a deliciously patronizing and respectful tweet. He wrote:
“Hello, Mr. McGregor.
My Name is Tenshi Nasukawa.
I am not Jackie Chan.
I promise to avenge your loss, so please watch my fight. @The NotoriousMMA.”
McGregor just got stung in the most Japanese way possible. Anyway, if Tenshin does beat Mayweather – under whatever rules they agree -the world will know his name. Speculation is suggesting that they will fight three three-minute rounds, although whether they use hybrid rules (it seems likely) is yet to be announced.
This is one of the most bizarre and crazy stories in combat sports of 2018, and we’ve had some mad stuff go down this year. It came totally out of left field – and we don’t know about you, but there’s something kind of refreshing about Mayweather going a little bit nuts and going to Japan to throw down.
Above you can watch the crazy first promo video for the fight. Let’s hope that it turns out better than the last time we had something like this in Japan, when Muhammad Ali fought out a tepid draw against wrestler Antonio Inoki, way back in 1976. At least it’s not against Khabib. Nobody wanted that.