No boxing gloves involved

Ronda Rousey has quickly become one of the biggest faces in sports. Not just women sports. Sports in general. The dominant UFC fighter has dominated her sport with such fervor and swiftness, that many believe she could inflict damage on fighters should she be allowed to square off against men in the near future.

The biggest face in men’s fighting–also, one of the biggest faces in sports–is Floyd Mayweather, and he’s previously been asked about Rousey. His response? Well, he acted as if he didn’t even know who that was.

Rousey, who dazzled on the ESPYs red carpet a few hours ago, was awarded a non-broadcasted award for Best Fighter. Floyd Mayweather was also nominated. When Rousey was asked for her comment, she delivered a knockout blow.

“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once.”

Not only was it a knock on Floyd pretending he’d never heard the name Ronda Rousey before, but it was a clear reference to Mayweather’s documented domestic abuse past, one that has hung a black cloud over his all-time great achievements, most notably his outlasting of Manny Pacquiao in one of the highest-profile fights in the history of boxing.

If Floyd were smart, he’d turn the other cheek. Right now, Ronda can’t lose.

2 Responses

  1. Dan

    Her statement would be even more powerful if she did not post on instagram and twitter with Mike Tyson her “idol” who is a convicted rapist.

  2. Norman Mixon

    You know this is ridiculous she is a woman athlete and if the sports allow for a woman to cross over to compete with men within the sport of boxing because a woman is dominating her sport it will be a travesty. She conditions herself as a woman to box and a man conditions himself as a man. Where is the comparisons? There isn’t any. Stay in your lane.