Is Floyd Mayweather feeling okay? Despite his rivalry with Ronda Rousey, he defended her after her surprise UFC loss to Holly Holm. Floyd ripped into Ronda’s haters, saying that they should consider that ‘she has feelings’ and everything — including her defeat — ‘happens for a reason.’
Who would have though we’d see the day when Floyd Mayweather, 38, would stand up for Ronda Rousey, 28. The former boxer shared his opinions about Ronda’s upset at the hands of new champion, Holly Holm, 34. Instead of trashing Ronda, Floyd said it’s not “cool” how everyone is treating her online!
“I don’t think it’s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media,” Floyd told Fight Hype. “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 of you, which I don’t think it’s cool.”
While Floyd said since he never suffered a loss that he doesn’t “know how it feels” to go through what Ronda’s experiencing, he said he’s sure “she’s a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings.“
Huh. Floyd’s words are a complete 180-degrees turn from his history with Ronda. These two traded barbs in the past, with him saying “she’ll never be at my status” after Ronda dissed him with 2015 ESPY Award speech. Maybe Floyd had a change of heart after seeing everyone from Laila Ali to Lady Gaga to even Donald Trump take a shot at Ronda following her loss. Floyd almost rushed to her defense after her defeat at UFC 193, saying that “you win some, you lose some.”
“Everything happens for a reason,” Floyd said. “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 [sic] 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.”
Floyd added that he’s certain that Ronda will return to the UFC after this defeat. “In due time, she’ll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts,” adding that a true champion “can take a loss and bounce back.”
What do you think about Floyd’s comments, HollywoodLifers? Do you think this is the end of the beef between him and Ronda?
— Jason Brow