Floyd Mayweather is surprisingly embracing Ronda Rousey after her loss to Holly Holm. Giving his first commentary on the break in her undefeated streak, Mayweather chose the high road, and simply replied, “you win some and you lose some.” In yet another interview regarding the MMA upset, Mayweather clarifies that he did not tell 50 Cent to post that Rousey meme on the night following UFC 193.
“That’s not true at all. I haven’t really spoke to anyone about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight,” he told Fight Hype. “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.”
Mayweather even went as far as offering to help Rousey with her fighting technique. After apologizing for not recognizing her name when he was first asked about her, he gave her props as a talented fighter. Advising her to take the time off to train and come back a stronger force, Mayweather gave his perspective as a former fighter and current promoter, remarking that he would choose to hold off on a rematch between Holm and Rousey in order to let the anticipation build – a la his fight against Pacquiao.
“I want Ronda Rousey to hold her head up high and don’t let this discourage you. If you need help as far as with boxing, I’m here to help you,” Mayweather said.
Read Floyd Mayweather’s full commentary on Ronda Rousey here.