Following Ronda Rousey’s shocking loss to Holly Holm there was one opinion everyone wanted to hear… Floyd Mayweather’s. The two have been having a quasi feud over the past few months and many thought he would gloat over her demise but after breaking his silence on the matter, it’s actually the opposite, Mayweather defends Ronda Rousey.
Mayweather is a fighter too and as someone who is undefeated and considered to be arrogant, he knows what it’s like for many people to want to see you lose. He’s never lost during his professional career so he doesn’t know that exact feeling but he was able to empathize with Rousey and defended her against people poking fun at her on social media.
“I don’t think it’s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media. 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,” Mayweather explained. “Everything happens for a reason. This was already written. Listen, if God says, ‘In Floyd’s career, I don’t want him to lose,’ you know what? I wasn’t going to lose. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t took a loss before. I’m not talking about boxing; I’m just talking about life. When you lose a loved one, that’s taking a loss. 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.”
Mayweather also confirmed that he did not tell 50 Cent to post that meme about Rousey on Instagram. It’s no surprise that 50 would lie about that, he loves to stir up trouble.
That’s not true at all. I haven’t really spoken to anybody about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight. I don’t have anything against MMA fighters. It’s just like boxing; you win some, you lose some. A true champion can take a loss and bounce back” said Mayweather.