Ronda Rousey says she’d beat Floyd Mayweather in a ‘no rules fight’
The talk about whether undefeated UFC champion Ronda Rousey could beat undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight is unending -- even though it will never happen.
Still, during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Monday, Rousey was asked again about fighting Mayweather.
“Do I think I would legit beat Mayweather in a ruleless fight? Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time,” Rousey wrote. “He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don’t get into ‘matches.’”
“I fight for a living. In a no rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at. But you said ruleless fight, and that’s my honest answer.”
Rousey (11-0) is set to fight Miesha Tate (17-5) for a third time at an upcoming UFC, though no date has been set.
Mayweather (49-0, 26 knockouts) will fight Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas in what could be his last career fight.
Rousey also addressed a potential fight with Cris “Cyborg” Justino in the same answer.
“The delay is all about money, not her weight. She made 145 pumped full of steroids,” Rousey said, once again bringing up the fact that Justino tested positive for steroids in 2011. “She can healthily make 135 without them. Her shows that she headlines lose thousands of dollars, and the majority of the tickets are given away because no one will buy them. She needs me. So pretty much we’re waiting for her to realize that she needs to fight me before I retire or she’ll never have enough money to retire.”
When Rousey ends her career in the octagon -- which she notes has been prolonged because of her ability to end fights in such a quick fashion -- she’s got some ideas about what’s next.
“I loved being in Wrestlemania and will find a way to get back in the squared circle I just have no clue when. And any real wrestling fan would want to be surprised anyway,” Rousey said.
The entire AMA is pretty entertaining and Rousey shows off her inner geek, providing detailed answers to questions about Dragon Ball Z, World of Warcraft and Pokemon among other topics.
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