UFC veteran and host of Below The Belt for Showtime, Brendan Schaub, believes the recent exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa was completely staged.
Mayweather, 41-years-old and a former five division champion, traveled to Japan to face 20-year-old kickboxing sensation Nasukawa in a three round exhibition boxing match.
Mayweather demolished him in one round - as he dropped Nasukawa three times with ease. After the the third knockdown, Nasukawa's corner threw in the towel.
Nasukawa usually competes at 122-pounds, and he was much smaller than Mayweather when they entered he ring for a welterweight bout at 147.
But Schaub claims that the Mayweather fight was faked and ridiculed Nasukawa for his bad acting in the bout.
And he praised UFC superstar Conor McGregor for his ability to last ten rounds with Mayweather in August 2017 - although McGregor is physically bigger than Mayweather and they fought at 154-pounds.
“I’ve seen better acting in pornos,” Schaub said.
“Floyd’s just doing his thing, he’s the aggressor, so it’s not as hard to fake it. But Tenshin needs acting skills. They should have got someone to work with him on falling down, getting hit in the face, and all that.
“Of course this is fake. Who cares? But of course this is fake. Come on, you believed that? He made nine million, we should be celebrating that. Hopefully Tenshin made some money, they’re not releasing that. All we know is that Floyd got paid.
“Let’s say this is real, which it’s definitely not, but let’s pretend it is. How good does that look for Conor McGregor? He didn’t get starched out, he didn’t get outclassed. It was a sh*t-show. But I guess the kid got paid, he got some publicity, he is an actual legit badass, so he gets the rub off that. His Instagram followers go up, his youtube, whatever he’s trying to do.”