Did Ronda Rousey rip Floyd Mayweather’s domestic violence history? (vid)
Ronda Rousey appeared to criticize Floyd Mayweather’s history with domestic violence during an interview with “Access Hollywood.”
Promoting her much ballyhooed cameo in “Entourage,” the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion was asked if she would ever consider fighting Mayweather. What followed may have been an innocuous and innocent comment, but it sure came across as a critical comment on the boxer’s troubled past.
“Mayweather’s undefeated. You’re undefeated,” Rousey was asked by the interviewer. “The general thought is, we’d love to see you guys get in the ring. Could you take him down? I know it’ll never happen, but just–”
“Well, I will never say that I can’t beat anyone,” she replied to the arguably ridiculous inquiry. “I don’t think that me and him would ever fight, unless we ended up dating.”
Rousey, given her dominance of her female rivals, not surprisingly has been asked about fighting a man in the past and responded on one occasion that it wouldn’t be appropriate as it would send a bad message about domestic violence.
“I don’t think it’s a great idea to have a man hitting a woman on television,” Rousey said in March.
As noted, it’s difficult to ascertain for certain exactly what Rousey meant with the dating comment, but the fact that it is generating speculation that it was a criticism of Mayweather’s issues with domestic violence certainly makes a statement in and of itself.