Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: “I Don’t Even Know Who He Is” (Video)
I know who Ronda Rousey is, and you know who Ronda Rousey is.
But undefeated five-division champion boxer Floyd Mayweather? No clue. In fact, based on what he said to reporters on Tuesday night, Mayweather thinks she is a he.
First let’s get caught up on the backstory. You see recently, a lot of people in the media and blogosphere have been debating whether Rousey could win a fight against Mayweather. Why have they been debating this? Because it’s fun—kind of like debating whether the 1939 Yankees would beat the 1989 Oakland A’s in the World Series, or whether Michael Jordan would beat LeBron James in a game of one-on-one.
UFC president Dana White? He’s on Rousey’s side all the way.
“You take a street fight,” he said, “Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly. You do an MMA fight, same result. Boxing match? Floyd Mayweather chews her up. It’s hard for guys to wrap their brains around that one. Ronda wouldn’t beat him. She’d hurt him badly.”
With that kind of bold claim, you knew somebody was going to ask Floyd Mayweather his opinion at some point. And, as it happens, that point was last night, during a stop in Money’s media tour promoting his September rematch against Marcos Maidana.
Have a look:
On the one hand, Floyd does seem genuinely clueless in this video. On the other hand, there’s absolutely no way Mayweather hasn’t heard about comments like the one from Dana White. So I’m going to say he was just pretending not to know who Rousey was.
And that must have been pretty hard, because we all know how much he enjoys beating up women.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]