Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may be trading vicious insults and serious shade in their war of words, but Ronda Rousey isn’t impressed. Ahead of her UFC comeback, ‘Rowdy’ shaded Floyd and Conor’s trash talk as an ‘angle’ motivated by greed!
While there’s no love lost between Ronda Rousey, 29, and Floyd Mayweather, 39, she threw a healthy amount of shade on the retired boxer’s ongoing feud with Ronda’s fellow UFC fighter, Conor McGregor, 28. While chatting with ESPN The Magazine, the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champ took a jab at what she thinks is the true reason Conor and Floyd are bickering.
“If money is the motivation” behind someone choosing to take up MMA, “then f*ck you,” Ronda said, according to MMA Fighting. “All these Money people…Money Mayweather, Money McGregor. I see they’re trying to an angle or whatever. People buy it….the worship of money in our society is so deep.”
“Just because that’s the easiest way to keep people’s attention or entertain them,” she added, “doesn’t mean that’s the right way.” It seems she’s not a big fan of how the way Conor and Floyd conduct themselves in public recently.
After all, Floyd was the one whipped out his wallet when someone tried to compare him to Conor. “Has [he] ever made $300 million in one night? Has [he] ever made $100 million in one night?” Floyd said. “I’m a legend…I’m an elephant. Elephants don’t beef with ants.”
Yeah, except that’s not true, as that “elephant” has been beefing pretty hard with that “ant.” After Conor got his boxing license, almost daring Floyd to come out of retirement to meet him in the ring, the man known as “Money” went on a wild Instagram rant. “I’ma slap McGregor. I’ma slap the sh*t out of McGregor when I see him.”
It seems this little trash talk got nothing but an eyeroll from Ronda. However, she did have something positive to say about Conor’s bravado. When the “Notorious” one stepped up to face Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, it took the pressure off of her to speed up her return.
“Conor gave me the chance to rest, he took the weight off my shoulders, and I’m grateful,” She said. ”I will never put my body at risk for money and views ever again.” Nice. Ronda will focus on Ronda’s shot at regaining the UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship when she takes on Amanda Nunes, 28, at UFC 207 on Dec. 30.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Ronda right that Floyd and Conor are working an “angle” to make money?