Floyd Mayweather has beaten every one of his boxing opponents with ease, but his biggest fight is his ongoing feud with UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey. Floyd finally responded to Ronda’s ESPYS diss, telling her to ‘call him’ when she makes ‘over $300 million in 36 minutes!’
Floyd Mayweather, 38, may be walking away from the boxing ring but he still has some fight left in him. He’s set to face Andre Berto, 31, in his final bout. Before he goes, the boxer they call “Money” decided to flash his bank account when he responded to a slam from UFC champion, Ronda Rousey, 28.
Ronda fired a shot off at Floyd when she won the 2015 ESPY award for Best Fighter, beating Floyd despite his record-setting fight against Manny Pacquaio. When she accepted the honor, she openly wondered how Floyd felt “being beaten by a woman for once.” She then asked if he finally knew who she was now. Floyd responded to this slam during an interview with ESPN.
“A while back, I never knew who Ronda Rousey was so I’m sure she got upset,” Floyd said, “I want to say congratulations to Ronda Rousey and the UFC. You guys have done a tremendous job and I’ve won six or seven ESPYS for Fighter of the Year, and I truly believe she deserves it.”
Nice backhanded compliment there, Floyd. Of course, he wasn’t done talking. When asked about Ronda’s comments after she won the award, Floyd decided to throw his money around. “I’ll just say that,” Floyd commented, “I’ve yet to see any MMA fighter or other boxer make over $300 million in 36 minutes. When she can do that then, call me.”
Weak. Floyd decided to pull the Meek Mill route and count his payday instead of acknowledging that Ronda’s comments were about Floyd’s history of domestic violence against women. Yikes. After that tepid response, something tells us this feud isn’t over.
Floyd will have plenty of time to count his money after his final match on Sept. 12. He announced on Aug. 4 that he would face Andre Berto in a welterweight championship bout that will be his last match. Boxing fans criticized Floyd for picking an opponent who has gone 3-3 in his last six fights while there are at least three other worthy opponents who deserve a shot.
Floyd defended his pick, saying that Andre’s aggressive style will bring a lot of “knockdowns” during the fight, “if it’s not a knockout.” Still, many thought his reasoning for picking Andre was as weak as his comeback against Ronda’s diss.
What did you think about Floyd’s response to Ronda’s ESPY diss, HollywoodLifers?
— Jason Brow