Irish fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Conor McGregor in Instagram ridiculed American boxer Floyd Mayweather who is making his debut in mixed martial arts.
“What the hell is going on? What a little shit next to you (MacGregor says about the opponent of Mayweather — 20-year-old kickboxer Tensile Natsukawa — approx. “Of the tape.ru”)? Just crazy shit. Just like in “drive time”. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan his mother. Just brilliant. You little bastard, Floyd. Screw you. Honestly. Fuck it,” wrote McGregor.
On 5 November, the General Director of the organization Rizin Nobuki Sakakibara announced that the promotion will organize the fight with Mayweather Natsukawa under MMA rules. The fight will take place on 31 December in Tokyo. American also challenged the Russian fighter Habib Nurmagomedov, however, Mayweather was willing to meet only in a Boxing match.
In August 2017 Mayweather won McGregor the fight by Boxing rules. He sent the Irish to the technical knockout. After that, the American who won the 50-win 50 matches, announced his retirement.