Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor got a much-deserved clap back from Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa after posting some racist remarks on Instagram.
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.
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Is that a tracksuit or a sauna suit Floyd haha wtf. is it hot in Tokyo or what’s the story here? that climate change is no joke fuck me hahah What in the fuck is going on here? Who’s this little prick next to you ? That’s mad shit. Like something out of rush hour 5 or something. Chris tucker and Jackie fucking Chan back in this bitch. Fucking brilliant. Mad little bastard you are Floyd. Fair fucks to you mate. No lie. Fuck it.
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 [email protected],” wrote the young fighter.
— 那須川 天心 (@TeppenTenshin) November 6, 2018
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.”
While the fight between Nasukawa and Mayweather was initially reported to be happening on December 31, it appears it will not actually push through.
Mayweather addressed the reports on Instagram saying that he’d “never agreed to a bout with Nasukawa.”
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Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regard to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced. First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the “Rizen Fighting Federation”. What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of “One Entertainment” was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide. Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately. I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval. For the sake of the several fans and attendees that flew in from all parts of the world to attend this past press conference, I was hesitant to create a huge disturbance by combating what was being said and for that I am truly sorry. I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions.
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.
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