Floyd Mayweather says Ronda Rousey ‘will never be at my status’
The prolonged war of words between Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey, unquestioned champions and superstars in their respective sports, has entered its next round of a knock-down, drag-out bout with the boxer firing back at the UFC champ over comments she made about making “2-3 times more than he does per second.”
Rousey, who routinely dispatches of her opponents with relative ease and incredible efficiency, also slammed Mayweather by suggesting he’s illiterate, saying “when he learns to read and write, he can text me.”
Mayweather probably was less offended by the illiteracy comment than he was about her comments about money, as cash clearly rules the boxer’s kingdom, as evidenced by how proudly he flaunts his wealth.
So, perhaps it wasn’t surprising that Mayweather fired back at Rousey, and did so by pointing out his ranking as one of the best-compensated athletes in all of sport.
In a statement issued by a member of The Money Team, as reported by TMZ, Mayweather observed, “Big bank take little bank. Let’s play and see how much money you got.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rousey comes in at $5 million. Mayweather, meanwhile, comes in at a whopping $400 million by the same site, so in essence, he’s not wrong in his assessment. But he wasn’t done talking trash, suggesting Rousey was using their public battle as a means to increase her fame.
“Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes,” he continued in the statement. “She will never be at my status. Keep trying to get publicity.”
Boom. It should be expected that Rousey will respond in kind soon enough.