UFC 190 – one of the most talked about fights. This was between the UFC champ Ronda Rousey and the Brazilian MMA fighter, Bethe Correia. This was also when Rousey finished Correia in 34 seconds. Even if weeks have passed, everyone cannot stop talking about the UFC Champion.
Rousey is considered by most of the fans as charismatic and captivating. And os of the moment, she is also considered as the most dominant female athlete of all time.
Clay Travis even ran a story about Rousey facing Floyd Mayweather. Travis believed in some reasons as to why the fight needs to happen:
1.) It would make soooo much money, you guys
2.) The fans want to see it
3.) Rousey would probably win, which, yay! Since Mayweather’s a d-bag
In all honesty, this fight would definitely give all the people that will be involved a good amount of money, but having the idea of the between the greatest boxer of al time and the UFC most dominant female MMA athlete of all time is a joke!
Making the fight happen can mean that we are promoting domestic violence. This fight will show that a man can beat up women just like that. Having the idea that men should respect women and not beat her up, when people gets to see the fight, then we negate the idea that existed long before most of us were born.
Also, should there always be a battle between men and women? If the fight will push through, will this battle define what the true meaning of strength is?
Another thing to consider is, if we see Rousey beat Mayweather up, this will not change the fact that the boxing champion has harmed a lot of women in the past.
The news is not actually the MMA media’s fault. There were also some cases where Rousey used Mayweather to give hype to her a career and this happened a dozen times over.
It seems that this issue will never stop and everyone is considering the fight. BUT – Floyd Mayweather seems to be the only person to think otherwise:
“I’m in the $100 million business, not the $100,000 business. I shouldn’t even be stooping to certain levels, because it doesn’t make any sense. People that’s in MMA, I wish them nothing but the best. I don’t have anything negative to say about them. The hand I was dealt in life, I was dealt a royal flush and I just have to be thankful and appreciative of the hand I was dealt…”
I don’t have anything negative to say about anyone. I wish everyone of them nothing but the best. Come on, people, do we really want to come off sounding like the ignoramus next to an illiterate wife-beater who once said that MMA was started by white guys who couldn’t hack it in boxing? That’s what I thought. So to reiterate: Enough with this Rousey vs. Mayweather talk. Forever. Just stop it. I know it’s easy, I know it’s profitable, but it also represents the absolute nadir of the boxing vs. MMA debate, and dare I say, sports journalism in general. As Jeremy Botter and Jonathan Snowden noted in their recent piece on the issue for Bleacher Report: Let’s talk about Miesha Tate. Let’s talk about Holly Holm. If you’re blessed with endless patience, let’s even talk about Cyborg. But one name that shouldn’t be mentioned together with MMA, ever again, is Floyd Mayweather. The final bell rang for that conversation some time ago.