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Midnight Mania! RIZIN releases trailer, ruleset for Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa

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In what remains an odd event, Floyd Mayweather will box undefeated kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in Japan, at RIZIN 14. The event will also feature a superfight between flyweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi and Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell in a superb cross-promotional coup.

The ruleset this will be contested under basically eliminates all risk to Floyd Mayweather, as it is a 3-round exhibition that will not appear on either man’s boxing or MMA record. There will be no judges, so presumably there will be no winner unless someone gets a finish. Both fighters will wear 8-ounce gloves. Floyd is probably not very worried about fighting a man several weight classes below him for just three rounds.

At least the unrelentingly exciting Tenshin Nasukawa will be drawing a lot of eyes. The caption for this trailer auto-translated to:

I went to December, I cut 30 days until the final decisive battle! Floyd vs. the second trailer of the dim. I got the opportunity to converse Floyd and fist. The two strong men who have drawn the “locus” of undefeated myth in another world while putting oneself in the martial arts field play the encounter of “miracle”. Is there a more miracle going to happen? Please send it to everyone!


Insomnia

I agree with Dana White on this, especially after the troubling results from Holloway’s last two scheduled bouts. Not to be negative, but I’m just hoping nothing… bad… happens this weekend.

Gunnar Nelson says that next time Conor McGregor fights Khabib Nurmagomedov- and he expects a rematch at some point- he will definitely be involved in the preparation.

Sorry, but this is not only a stupid question from Robin Black, but also a perfect summation of his particular flair for esoteric nonsense.

Dana White calling a victim of domestic violence to make sure it is ‘cool’ to have her fight alongside a perpetrator of domestic violence is an unbelievably insensitive move, particularly as Ostovich is one of his lowest paid contractors. All this shows is that he had opportunity to think about this, and still, inexplicably, decided it was a good idea. Dana also keeps talking about redemption, but someone show me where Hardy has displayed any shred of genuine remorse for his actions. Without that, there can be no redemption, no growth.

This really shouldn’t be a question she has to face. Rachael Ostovich has enough on her plate without concerning herself with this too, and she says she would love to move forward and focus on training.

Brian Ortega has a special talent for losing fights right up until he wins them.

Brendan Schaub can’t math good.

Wilder vs. Fury, if Wilder talked like Thor.

That’s a lot of wins in a row.


Podcasts and Video

Max Holloway has a sweet sweep- let the other two Andrews break it down for you.

They also break down Brian Ortega:

Heavy Hands:


Random Land

Before the Russians went with the three-barreled space shotgun, they considered a design possibly even stranger- a space revolver chambered to accept shotgun rounds, long before the Taurus Judge.

I never thought of lemurs as ghostly but it fits.

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Midnight Mania! Tenshin Won’t Play Along With Exhibition, Will KO Mayweather

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Tenshin Nasukawa said after his fight this weekend that he has no plans to partake in an ‘exhibition’ and intends to knock Floyd Mayweather out. The two are back on for a New Years Eve bout in Japan that, per Floyd, will be a boxing-only three-round exhibition, meaning it will not go on his official 50-0 professional record, one way or the other.

The RIZIN CEO insisted this would be possible under the ruleset Mayweather has agreed to.

In case you missed it, here is Tenshin this weekend, doing what he does best.

Does the much smaller fighter have a chance to knock out Floyd Mayweather in a three-round exhibition bout? Find out December 31st.


Insomnia

Will Nick Diaz be the same fighter when he returns to face Jorge Masvidal?

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It’s a real mystery @jakeshields

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$ 4,500 a month or $ 4-500 a month?

This meme has been going around and yes, there are a lot of people who wish we could go back to these days

Johnny Walker, apologizing for finishing the fight so quickly

What is Dillon Danis doing?

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bulking szn

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This is how I look in the gym

Aleksei Oleinik, your services are required…


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

UFC veteran Mads Burnell won his Cage Warriors debut this weekend

D`Arce!

That’s an impressive wheel kick

Left hook, lights out

Team Teppen

This was also a good weekend for spinning elbows, evidently.

Or maybe it was just spinning stuff in general.


Random Land

Very cool portrait of the Rock in Rubik’s Cube.

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Report: Floyd Mayweather NYE Bout with Tenshin Nasukawa Back on as Boxing Match

Just a week after announcing the fight was no longer happening, Floyd Mayweather appears to have revived the furor about a boxing match against Japanese wunderkind Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin FF 14 on New Year’s Eve in Japan.
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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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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 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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Conor McGregor Taunts Floyd Mayweather with Profanity-Laden Social Media Post

It didn’t take too long for Conor McGregor to react the announcement of Floyd Mayweather’s next combat sports endeavor.
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Joe Rogan: Mayweather Could Have ‘Terrible Night’ Against Nasukawa If Kicks Are Allowed

The combat sports community is still abuzz after Rizin Fighting Federation announced undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather would square off against unbeaten kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve.
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