- The verbal duel between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather has been going on for months and it seems it ain’t going to stop anytime soon.
In the most recent barb, Rousey won the ‘Best Fighter’ award at the 2015 ESPY awards over Mayweather and spurned him disdainfully by saying, “I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once.” It seemed like she was referring to the domestic violence case for which he has served jail time.
Mayweather had a reply to that during an ESPN SportsCenter appearance. He said, “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."
During a walk with her dog in LA, Rousey replied to the $300 million comment by saying, “He [Mayweather] said 'You make $300 million a night, then you can give me a call,' and I actually did the math and given the numbers of my last fight, I'm actually the highest paid UFC fighter and I'm a woman.”
She finished it off by saying, “I think I actually make 2-3 times more than he does per second. So, when he learns to read and write, he can text me." She will be facing Holly Holm at UFC 195 on Jan.2, 2015 and is at her aggressive best with her words and backs it up in the octagon too.
- The UFC, by refuting the idea of Frankie Edgar facing Max Holloway, instead have booked him and two-time title contender Chad Mendes in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22, locked and loaded for the FOX Sports 1 network on Dec. 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Edgar (19-4-1) has won four straight fights for a title shot contention and facing Mendes is a risk, as his winning streak could be broken. Mendes (17-3), lost his last fight against the interim featherweight champion Connor McGregor, who would be facing the returning Jose Aldo.
The two talented MMA fighters have a great wrestling background and elite striking skills, which makes it a must-watch bout.
The TUF 22 finale would feature another high impact bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov in the Lightweight division. Also veterans Evan Dunham and Joe Lauzon would be slugging it out in the 155- pound division.Published 27 Aug 2015, 12:29 IST