McGregor was making fun of an image taken at a recent press conference in Japan featuring Nasukawa with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. promoting a potential upcoming bout.
In the expletive-filled post, McGregor called Nasukawa a “little prick” and likened the two fighters to Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in the “Rush Hour” movies.
“Who’s this little prick next to you? That’s mad shit. Like something out of rush hour 5 or something,” McGregor captioned. “Chris Tucker and Jackie fucking Chan back in this bitch. Fucking brilliant.”
In a classy but vicious response, Nasukawa posted a tweet introducing himself and reminding McGregor of his loss to Mayweather last year. He also politely informed the Irish fighter that he is not Jackie Chan, the beloved Chinese actor.
“Hello, Mr. McGregor. My Name is Tenshin Nasukawa. I am not Jackie Chan. I promise to avenge your loss, so please watch my fight.@TheNotoriousMMA,” wrote the young fighter.
Nasukawa may have yet to gain popularity in the West, but the Japanese fighter is already seen as a rising MMA star in Asia. With an undefeated record in both kickboxing and MMA, the 20-year-old has earned a reputation as the “next superstar of striking.”
Mayweather addressed the reports on Instagram saying that he’d “never agreed to a bout with Nasukawa.”
He added that he was just “hesitant to create a huge disturbance” at the press conference, in which he claimed to be “blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”
The statement, however, seems quite contradictory to his responses to the reporters during the event in Tokyo.