Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and former UFC champ Ronda Rousey have traded barbs and insults over the past year, but surprisingly – or maybe not surprisingly – Mayweather has reversed course and stuck up for the fallen female fighter in light of her crushing loss at UFC 193.
As per ESPN:
“I don’t think it’s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media,” Mayweather told FightHype.com about his reaction to Rousey’s stunning defeat to Holly Holm at UFC 193. “Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it’s nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don’t think is cool.
“I’ve never been on the other side, so I don’t know how it feels. I’m pretty sure she’s a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings.”
“I think that everything is just a learning experience. In due time, she’ll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts.”
If you’re wondering why Mayweather is suddenly being nice to Rousey, well, Daniel Cormier has an explanation for you.
“Floyd made a statement today in response to Ronda and I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t expect anything different. The day after, everyone was saying, ‘Oh, Floyd’s going to have a good time with this.’ For all that Floyd Mayweather is, at his core, he’s still the guy that went to the Olympic Games and represented this country. He’s going to take the highroad and that’s exactly what he did.”