Floyd Mayweather to Compete in His First MMA Match? Here’s the Breakdown (Video)
Floyd Mayweather is once again putting a temporary pause on retirement to step back into the ring. Except for this time, he’ll be entering the Octagon.
ESPN.com reports that Mayweather will compete in an MMA match on December 31st against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31st in Japan. Mayweather was on hand with Tenshin to make the formal announcement.
Mayweather will exit retirement once again and fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, about a half-hour drive outside of Tokyo.
Mayweather and Nasukawa appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday (Sunday night United States time) that was streamed worldwide on YouTube to announce the fight with officials from the Rizin Fighting Federation, a Japanese promotional company founded in 2015 that puts on MMA and kickboxing events.
Specifics on the fight rules (boxing, MMA, kickboxing) have yet to be revealed.
Are you ready for the return for Mayweather…the MMA star? Scroll down to watch the full press conference.