De La Hoya Reacts To Mayweather-Rizin Fiasco

Earlier this month, Floyd Mayweather and Rizin announced that they will be working together for “Money’s” next fight. It was announced Mayweather would be fighting kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa for Rizin’s end-of-year ev…

Earlier this month, Floyd Mayweather and Rizin announced that they will be working together for “Money’s” next fight. It was announced Mayweather would be fighting kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa for Rizin’s end-of-year event. However, days later, Mayweather announced that the fight was off. Mayweather claimed that the promotion mislead him, and he didn’t initially think the fight was […]

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Chael Sonnen Thinks Floyd Mayweather’s Rizin Fiasco Was Tremendous Mistake

Chael Sonnen thinks that Floyd Mayweather’s attempt to make a deal with Rizin to fight under their banner was a mistake. Tenshin Nasukawa was scheduled to fight the Boxing Legend on December 31st at Rizin 14. There was a lot of unknown when this fight was made including a rule set wasn’t even decided. It […]

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Chael Sonnen thinks that Floyd Mayweather’s attempt to make a deal with Rizin to fight under their banner was a mistake.

Tenshin Nasukawa was scheduled to fight the Boxing Legend on December 31st at Rizin 14. There was a lot of unknown when this fight was made including a rule set wasn’t even decided. It was supposed Nasukawa biggest fight of his young combat sports career.

Sonnen recently gave his take on this situation and called it a huge mistake made by Mayweather.

“Huge miss here by Floyd Mayweather,” Sonnen said on the ESPN+ show he hosts with Ariel Helwani. “He has brought down his brand. Very normal trajectory of a fighter’s career.”

Sonnen continued by stating that you start out on a small level and end on a big stage if you become a big star. Instead, Mayweather is doing things in the wrong way.

“You start out fighting at the YMCA, you move on to the dog park. You get into a coliseum, on your way out you go back to the YMCA. Then you finish up at the dog park. That is what this appeared to be for Floyd from jump street.”

Chael Sonnen Points Out The Mistake

The Bellator star continued by stating that Mayweather also made a mistake with his brand. He is trying to hype this as a comeback but the problem is one thing. No one is clamoring for Mayweather to unretire.

“It was a tremendous mistake,” Sonnen said (H/T to MMA Fighting). “The retirement just so you can use that to market the comeback. You can never have the comeback if you don’t have the retirement. Floyd knows this, Floyd tries to copy this. But Ariel, the one miss that he had. The ingredient that has to be there if you’re going to pull a stunt like this it has to be at a time when people all come out saying, ‘Why?!

Finally, when people think that a fighter should retire, they don’t get the same feeling when you come back compared to retirement at a young age.

“Why would you retire? You’re so good! You have more left!’ When you retire at a time when people are looking at you going, ‘You should retire. You can’t get that feel, you can’t get that buzz back.”

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Floyd Mayweather Reveals He’s Not Actually Fighting Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN

Floyd Mayweather’s return to action was official for less than three days. On Wednesday, the 41-year old undefeated boxer released a statement walking back a fight that was announced this past weekend against 20-year old kickboxing sensation Tens…

Floyd Mayweather’s return to action was official for less than three days. On Wednesday, the 41-year old undefeated boxer released a statement walking back a fight that was announced this past weekend against 20-year old kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 in Japan on Dec. 31. The surprise announcement happened during a press conference […]

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Floyd Mayweather Reveals He’s Not Actually Fighting Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN

Floyd Mayweather’s return to action was official for less than three days. On Wednesday, the 41-year old undefeated boxer released a statement walking back a fight that was announced this past weekend against 20-year old kickboxing sensation Tens…

Floyd Mayweather’s return to action was official for less than three days. On Wednesday, the 41-year old undefeated boxer released a statement walking back a fight that was announced this past weekend against 20-year old kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 in Japan on Dec. 31. The surprise announcement happened during a press conference […]

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Conor McGregor Reacts To Floyd Mayweather’s Rizin Debut

Conor McGregor finds Floyd Mayweather’s Rizin debut humorous to say the least, as the Irishman is having a laugh on social media about it. RIZIN held a press conference in Japan last night (Nov. 4, 2018) to announce the partnership with Team Mayweather. He will be fighting Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin 14 at the promotion’s New Year’s […]

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Conor McGregor finds Floyd Mayweather’s Rizin debut humorous to say the least, as the Irishman is having a laugh on social media about it.

RIZIN held a press conference in Japan last night (Nov. 4, 2018) to announce the partnership with Team Mayweather. He will be fighting Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin 14 at the promotion’s New Year’s Eve show. The rules are yet to be determined for Mayweather’s promotional debut. We do know, however, the event will be staged at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

McGregor shared his feelings on the bout via his Instagram.

“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 f*ck me hahah. What in the f*ck is going on here? Who’s this little prick next to you? That’s mad sh*t. Like something out of Rush Hour 5 or something. Chris Tucker and Jackie f*cking Chan back in this b*tch. F*cking brilliant. Mad little bastard you are Floyd. Fair f*cks to you mate. No lie. F*ck it.”

Mayweather is now 50-0 after defeating McGregor last August. As for Nasukawa, he last beat Kyoji Horiguchi in a kickboxing match in RIZIN last September.

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Joe Rogan: Floyd Mayweather Could Have ‘Terrible Night’ In RIZIN Debut

UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes Floyd Mayweather could be in for a rough night upon his Rizin debut.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has done it yet again.

“Money” stole headlines last night with the announcement that he’d be fighting for the Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion RIZIN FF. Mayweather will fight Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin 14 on December 31st from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The ruleset for the contest has yet to be determined; however, many assume it will not be under MMA rules.

Should Mayweather allow Nasukawa to even kick, it could be a rough night for the 50-0 undefeated boxer. At least, that’s the thinking of longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Rogan recently took to Instagram to react to the news of Mayweather’s new venture with Rizin. Rogan said he’s happy people will look up Nasukawa’s name and watch some of his past fights.

He also said that, depending on the fight’s ruleset, Mayweather could be in for a rough night in Japan:

“I’m sure many of you combat sports fans have heard that Floyd Mayweather has signed to face Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on New Years Eve. I don’t know what kind of ‘special rules’ they’re supposed to be fighting under but I just like the fact that it’s going to happen and that people get to google Tenshin’s name and see some of his fights.

“He’s a true striking genius. I doubt Floyd is going to agree to any rules that allow Tenshin to kick, but if he does it could be a terrible night for him. This kid is the truth.”

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