Floyd Mayweather Jr. schedules bout in Rizin Fighting Federation

Doug Mendoza
November 5, 2018

I wanted to display my skills outside the USA and be in a special fight, ' he said.

Rizin FF president Nobuyuki Sakakibara, speaking through a translator, echoed Mayweather's confidence: "As far as the rule set and the weight and the rules, we still have some work cut out for us".

"We will just see".

Mayweather's record now stands at 49-0 after he beat Conor McGregor in Las Vegas a year ago.

Mayweather's last bout was in 2017 when he beat Conor McGregor, running his boxing record to 50-0 and earning close to $300 million.

"I'm not really anxious about the weight class or rules - it's about me displaying my skills against another skilful fighter".

When Mayweather last fought below the 147lbs limit was three years ago - so it's likely to be a challenge taking on the kickboxer as he has won various titles in the flyweight (125lb) and bantamweight (135lb) divisions - ultimately this raises an obvious question about the contracted weight for the fight.

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Floyd Mayweather has selected his next opponent for his return to the ring and it is not UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

He announced on Monday that he has signed with Japanese mixed martial arts promotions company RIZIN Fighting Federation, although it is not yet known what rules will be in places when he fights 20-year-old Nasukawa.

Mayweather said the terms of the fight would be decided in the coming weeks. Are you excited to see it?

"When I was offered this, I accepted right away without any delay whatsoever", he said through a translator. "I'll do that with these fists, with one punch - just watch".

"I can wrestle, I can wrestle little bit". I want to be the man who changes history.

When asked about the sort of rules he preferred for the bout, Nasukawa said he really didn't care. "I can do anything if I set my mind to it". "I think that when it comes to experience, I have more experience on my side. I love to entertain, I like for people to be entertained and who doesn't want to be entertained". I'll speak with my team and get with Rizin to come up with a great idea.

Ariel Helwani said tonight that the rules and weight still had to be worked out.

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