Jr. To Fight In December RIZIN Event

Virginia Santiago
November 5, 2018

Rizin FF 13 takes place on December 31st at Saitama Super Arena.

However, it has yet to be confirmed what kind of format the fight will take. The weight for the contest, however, has yet to be determined.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Monday in Tokyo that he has agreed to a bout in the Rizin Fighting Federation.

"I want to continue coming over here and bringing other fighters so my company can continue to grow and RIZIN can continue to grow". If I see an opportunity to make $300 million in 36 minutes why not, ' he said after that fight in Las Vegas.

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"We still have some work to do", said Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the RIZIN chairman.

In the meantime, Mayweather will take on Nasukawa, who is 27-0 with 21 knockouts in kickboxing and 4-0 with two knockouts in MMA. He holds the Rizin featherweight title, which is at 126 pounds. He said negotiations were ongoing with Nasukawa's representatives and that his skill-set did not end at boxing.

'I can wrestle, I can wrestle a little bit. He recently defeated former UFC fighter Kyoji Horiguchi in a kickboxing fight.

There are six different punches in boxing, and had McGregor been able to call on a striking arsenal consisting of kicks and elbows, plus his grappling skills, the outcome would most likely have been a quick and painful defeat for Mayweather.

And he faces a potentially unsafe prospect in heralded kickboxer Nasukawa, who warned he has a punch that will "change history".

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He said: "It's the biggest moment in my life and I want to be the man who changes history. I will show that to you, so please stay tuned". "I look forward to taking this worldwide".

"I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo", he added, promoting the cross-code bout as an expansion of his businesses into Japan.

"It's always been a goal of mine to go outside the USA and go into another arena and display talent as a professional because I did it as an amateur".

Information from ESPN's Ariel Helwani was used in this report.

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