UFC women’s MMA bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather had been exchanging verbal jabs recently. In the recent Reddit AMA, it is not surprising that fans would bring up the Mayweather topic again. Rousey was asked how would she deal with the pound-for-pound boxing champion if both of them would be in a ‘no-rules’ fight. As always, Rousey answered the question as honest as possible.
“Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time. He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don’t get into ‘matches.’ I fight for a living. In a no-rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at. But you said ruleless fight, and that’s my honest answer,” she said.
Last year, Floyd Mayweather mentioned that he does not have any idea who Ronda Rousey was. This remark made Rousey upset, so she was waiting for the right opportunity to call out Mayweather about this ever since.
True enough, Rousey’s time to shoot back at Mayweather for his comments came when she won this year’s ESPY award for Best Fighter, where Mayweather was a nominee as well. When asked about what she would like to say to Mayweather after accepting the award, Rousey said, “I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once. I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now.”
“I know for damn sure he knew who I was. He was running against me for Best Fighter that year, and he had signed MMA fighters, so his feigned ignorance was meant to really be a snarky remark to me,” she said. “I don’t let those kind of things slide, but I’m also a patient girl. I’m not the kind of chick you make snarky remarks about. I waited a whole year to say something. And you know what? If I didn’t win Best Fighter this year, I would have waited two years or three years,” Rousey further added.
Even Conor McGregor, the interim UFC 145-pound champion, is confident mixed martial arts champ Rousey can beat Mayweather in seconds. “In a real fight I would dismantle him in seconds. Ronda would dismantle him in seconds — 100%,” he said.
Rousey has not yet lost any fight since she started in the UFC. With a record of 12-0, she is definitely on top of her game. She has managed to be the only woman bantamweight champion in the UFC’s entire fighting history. Before Rousey joined the mma industry, she was actually a two-time U.S. Olympic judoka. With her judo skills and amazing mixed martial arts moves, no wonder her opponents cannot manage to win over her.
This MMA bantamweight champion is known for her signature armbar move and for finishing her opponents in a matter of seconds. Just recently, she had knocked out Bethe Correia in under 34 seconds into the first round of UFC 190 held in Rio de Janeiro.
After her epic fight with Correia, Rousey is now preparing to go against Miesha Tate for the third time.