Ronda Rousey? Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Has Never Heard Of Her

| by Max Wohlmuth

Ronda Rousey is dominating Women’s UFC. Currently, Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She also held the title of Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion until she started fighting in the UFC in 2013.

Thus far, Rousey is undefeated with 10 wins and no losses in her entire career. Six of her victories lasted less than one minute. Her most recent fight with Alexis Davis on July 5 ended in just 16 seconds.  Further, her seventh victory against Meisha Tate was the only fight that lasted more than one round.

Aside from UFC, Rousey is also accomplished in the martial art of judo. Rousey became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She finished with the Bronze medal.

However, Rousey’s success has not given her the recognition from fighters in other sports.

In an interview, professional boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was asked how he thought he would do in a fight against Ronda Rousey. Mayweather responded to the question saying, “Actually, I don’t know who he is.”

Although Mayweather is unaware of Rousey’s fighting resume, this is not the first time someone has raised the idea of a hypothetical matchup between Rousey and Mayweather. Before UFC 173, UFC President Dana White shared his opinions about Rousey and Mayweather with FOX Sports.

“Ronda wouldn’t beat him.  She’d hurt him badly. She’d hurt him badly,” White said.

If White believes Rousey can harm Mayweather in a fight, then by that account, she would also be able to damage a number of professional athletes in fights as well. However, just like a fight between Mayweather and Rousey, it will never happen.

Rousey may not have everyone’s attention now, but her future opponents had better be ready or else they will become another name on Rousey’s list of victories. A few more victories and Mayweather may start paying attention.