The possibility of Ronda Rousey’s mythical fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fodder that has inspired entertaining chatter between the pair and millions of website hits.
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has predicted that if there ever was a mixed martial arts fight between his women’s bantamweight champion and the 49-0 boxing champion, Venice’s Rousey would “rag doll” Mayweather because of her judo and other MMA skills.
Of course, the last thing Mayweather wants to undertake with a domestic violence record is a fight with a woman.
Nevertheless, the unbeaten Rousey showed on the “Ellen” television show Monday what she routinely does in her Glendale gym, manhandling male training partners.
In this case, Ellen DeGeneres summoned her executive producer Andy Lassner to allow Rousey to show off some of her fighting moves in a training cage that was placed on stage.
Lassner jokingly pushed Rousey to start the segment. She then rolled him, and as he tried to rise, the master of the armbar held him by the left arm and pushed him downward, ordering, “Don’t get up yet. Don’t get up yet.”
She then displayed the armbar, with Ellen asking, “How’s that feel?”
“It’s fine,” Rousey answered. “I’m fine. Oh, were you asking him?”
She pressed her right leg over his face, leaned back and applied the armbar, to riotous laughter.
“One more,” Ellen encouraged.
Rousey held Lassner up for a judo throw as he cautioned, “I don’t have a great hip,” to which she answered, “It’s OK, I do,” and threw him.
She then transitioned to the ground and went for another armbar, with Ellen telling Lassner, “Try to get up.”
He tapped out.