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Schaub: Mayweather Fight Was Fake, Nasukawa a Bad Actor

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.

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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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 01-06-2019

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;19404827]It's called an exhibition match. It wasn't a real fight and didn't even count towards either of thier pro records. Floyd simply did it because it was a quick 9 million. Whether it was fake or not Nasukawa isn't beating…

Comment by A-Wolf on 01-05-2019

[QUOTE=larryxxx..;19407684]Floyd isnt the 1st boxer to fight exhibitions man...so why does it make him look like a fool to fight an exhibition?[/QUOTE] The way his opponent flopped around and Floyd's lame presence made both of them and everyone involved look…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 01-04-2019

[QUOTE=A-Wolf;19406949]Because it makes him look like a *****ing fool. That's why goddamnit. The fight was a mockery. You confused? I know you aren't the [U]least[/U] bit objective. I have little patience for that. Does Floyd care what people think of…

Comment by lsma464 on 01-04-2019

At first I thought it couldn't be staged purely because why would you need to stage a fight against someone half your size? Looking back, it is possible that it was staged. In particular, the first knockdown looked suspicious. A…

Comment by man down on 01-03-2019

I've never seen a person fall then jump back and fall like he did. Why people are ignoring this shocks me.

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