Ronda Rousey Slams Floyd Mayweather Upon Receiving Best Fighter ESPY
Ronda Rousey didn’t pull any punches when she was awarded the Fighter of the Year award on the ESPYs red carpet, taking the opportunity to get in a jab at fellow fighter Floyd Mayweather.
Ronda Rousey Slams Floyd Mayweather
“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” Rousey quipped to the surprise of the presenters.
Rousey then added, “I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now.”
The MMA fighter was referencing a comment that Mayweather made when asked about Rousey, claiming, “I have no idea who ‘he’ is.”
Wednesday doesn’t mark the first time that Rousey has alluded to Mayweather’s history of domestic abuse charges. When Manny Pacquiao suggested that the two face off in the ring, Rousey dismissed the idea, saying that the only way they’d end of fighting is if they “ended up dating.”
In total, Mayweather has faced seven counts of domestic abuse against five women.
Rousey, in addition to taking home the Fighter of the Year award, also earned the Best Female Athlete of the Year ESPY. During her acceptance speech onstage, Rousey went a more serious route and thanked her mother for her successes.