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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“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 regards 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.”

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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“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 regards 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.”

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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“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 regards 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.”

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

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On my way to Singapore

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Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Floyd Mayweather to Fight Japanese Kickboxer Tenshin in RIZIN 14

The Japanese love to go big with their combat sports on New Years Eve. When PRIDE FC was around, there were always epic match-ups between local stars like Kazushi Sakuraba and improbable villains like the “Johnny” from “The Karate Kid” or whatever South American dictator needed the cash.

Well, RIZIN in the current “major Japanese promotion du jour”, and they’ve signed none other than Floyd Mayweather. He will supposedly face Tenshin Nasukawa, a stud kickboxer.

No word yet on the rules, or really anything else pertaining to the bout. But you can at least expect Mayweather to be carried to the ring on a herd of tamed elephants.

Here’s ESPN:

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made his New Year’s Eve plans official.

Mayweather will exit retirement once again and fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, about a half-hour drive outside of Tokyo.

Mayweather and Nasukawa appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday (Sunday night United States time) that was streamed worldwide on YouTube to announce the fight with officials from the Rizin Fighting Federation, a Japanese promotional company founded in 2015 that puts on MMA and kickboxing events.

 

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December 31st 2018 #Tokyo

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