Prodigy kickboxing feeling Tenshin Nasukawa is previously a single of the finest at any time in his activity even with his age. Seemingly, there was a place exactly where the world’s leading MMA marketing wanted to get their fingers on the Chiba Prefecture indigenous.
41- at just age 22, Nasukawa to start with stepped foot within the RIZIN FF ring at RIZIN 9 in 2017. He’s fought less than the banner 13 instances over-all and seemed nearly flawless in all outings – excluding an exhibition boxing match vs. Floyd Mayweather.
When speaking on his YouTube channel the place he’s begun undertaking reside stream discussions, longtime MMA supervisor in the Japanese struggle scene, Shu Hirata, spoke about previous interest promotions have experienced in the celebrity striker.
“RIZIN has a extended-expression deal with Tenshin, that extended-expression contract will expire at the end of this calendar year,” Hirata claimed on Let us Chat JMMA w/ Charlie Jewett. “A number of a long time ago, the two UFC and A single [Championship] really wished to indicator Tenshin. You may sense it is a surprise for UFC to actually go right after him, proper? Trigger he’s only had a couple MMA fights. But [UFC Matchmaker] Sean Shelby claimed that he’s really impressed with Tenshin’s fight IQ, and Mick Maynard really achieved out to me and questioned me for his manager’s call details – which I gave to him. So I’m rather guaranteed they reached out to him but, of program, you know.”
Nasukawa most recently executed on February 28 at Rise: Eldorado 2021 when he picked up a unanimous decision in a rematch with Shiro. Prior to that, “Teppen” dispatched of Thailand’s Kumandoi Petcharoenvit at RIZIN 26 – what quite a few thought to be a action in the direction of the dream matchup among Nasukawa and Takeru Segawa.
When it arrives to MMA and the UFC concerning kickboxers, in specific, this wouldn’t be the initially situation exactly where they expressed interest. In 2017, the promotion signed famous kickboxer Gokhan Saki who went 1-1 in the marketing. Nasukawa has presently tried using his hand in 4 MMA bouts and received all of them.
“Meanwhile, I actually read from his coaches and persons close to him that Tenshin feels MMA is a sport that you seriously require several, many years of education to renovate your self into an MMA fighter,” Hirata explained.
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