MMA community reacts to the announcement of Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa

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The out of nowhere announcement of all out of nowhere announcements was announced last night as Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa will take place at Rizin 14 on New Year’s Eve.

Every year since their existence, Rizin Fighting Federation has held their biggest events on New Year’s Eve. And after two already incredible shows with Rizin 11 and Rizin 13, it was going to take something massive to top those for the end of 2018.

To say they’re off to a good start in the building of this year’s card, Rizin 14, would be an understatement.

No one would have predicted that arguably the greatest boxer of all time would be returning to take on Japan’s current best striking sensation. And if you did, you’re probably psychic.

Two lengthy undefeated records, young prodigy vs experience and wise master. It’s a crazy combat sports world in 2018, check out how the MMA community reacted to the news.

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I’m sure many of you combat sports fans have heard that @floydmayweather 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. #Repost @tenshin.nasukawa ・・・ 僕に出来ることは格闘界を盛り上げることだと思います。 自分の人生の中で最大の出来事が現実になりました。 年末RIZINのリングでメイウェザーと戦うことになりました。 皆さんもビックリしていると思いますが僕もそうです。 こんなことは人生で二度とないと思います。 僕にはボクサーには無いタイミングのパンチがあります。 階級も違いますが、今の僕には関係ないです。 世界で誰も成し得なかった初めてメイウェザーをKOします。 僕は自分のこの拳で世界を変えます。 みなさん期待していてください。 #RIZIN14 #cygames #mayweather #tenshinnasukawa #チームで勝つ #平成最後 #大晦日

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I’m sure many of you combat sports fans have heard that @floydmayweather 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. 

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 bitch. F*cking brilliant. Mad little bastard you are Floyd. Fair f*cks to you mate. No lie. F*ck it.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/5/2018