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Tenshin Nasukawa offers Conor McGregor kickboxing match after call-out from UFC star

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SAITAMA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 31: Floyd Mayweather of the United States (R) and Tenshin Nasukawa of Japan applaud each other after the RIZIN. 14 at Saitama Super Arena on December 31, 2018 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
Mayweather smashed Nasukawa in a heavily-criticised exhibition match (Picture: Getty)

Tenshin Nasukawa has told Conor McGregor he will fight him in a kickboxing match after the UFC called him out on Twitter.

McGregor issued instructions to the UFC and his management team that he wanted to face Nasukawa in an MMA exhibition match.

Nasukawa is recovering from an embarrassing exhibition boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, in which he was knocked down three times in the opening round before the bout was eventually stopped.

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

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 7, 2019

McGregor now wants to fight the Japanese kickboxer, but Nasukawa wants to remain in his sport should he fight the Irishman.

He said: Dear Mr. McGregor, thank you very much for remembering my name.

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Im honored that you would even consider fighting me. 58kg, kickboxing rules would probably get us in the ring sometime in the near future.

Dear Mr. McGregor. @TheNotoriousMMA
Thank you very much for remembering my name. Im honored that you would even consider fighting me.

58kg, kickboxing rules would probably get us in the ring sometime in the near future ? pic.twitter.com/BTgVVnwXLA

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— 那須川 天心 (@TeppenTenshin) January 7, 2019

He added: I will fight my RISE world GP this year so please watch your diet and wait for me.

McGregor made the surprise demand on Monday, suggesting the contest should happen before the summer.

I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout. Before this summer, McGregor said.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Conor McGregor of Ireland enters the Octagon before facing Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
McGregor will resume his fighting career in 2019 after defeat on his MMA comeback (Picture: Getty)

Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely, the champ champ.

McGregor is awaiting the results of the Nevada State Athletic Commission into the post-fight brawl during his UFC comeback, but is expected to fight in the summer.

Nasukawa has a 4-0 MMA record, while he has a 28-0 kickboxing record, while McGregor has no experience in pro kickboxing.

MORE: Conor McGregor demands fight against recent Floyd Mayweather opponent Tenshin Nasukawa

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