Floyd Mayweather makes unexpected statement about Ronda Rousey's loss

Nov 17, 2015 at 12:59 p.m. ET
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Ronda Rousey has definitely thrown her fair share of shade at Floyd Mayweather, but he's not going to kick her when she's down.

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Despite the fact that Rousey rubbed her ESPY Awards victory in his face this year with her now infamous, "I wonder how Floyd feels being beaten by a woman for once" line, Mayweather kept his class intact and then some when asked about Rousey's defeat against Holly Holm.


There were rumors that Mayweather was celebrating her defeat as a victory — thanks to 50 Cent and the above Instagram — but Mayweather insists that's simply not true.

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"That's not true at all. I haven't really spoke to anyone about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight," he explained during an interview with Fight Hype. "I don't have anything against MMA fighters. It's just like boxing; you win some, you lose some. A true champion can take a loss and bounce back."

"I don't think it's cool how everyone is trolling her on social media," he continued. "Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it's nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don't think is cool. I've never been on the other side, so I don't know how it feels. I'm pretty sure she's a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings," Mayweather said.

Despite the fact that Mayweather retired earlier this month as an undefeated champion, he still understands loss and the defeats life can bring.

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"Everything happens for a reason. This was already written. Listen, if God says, 'In Floyd's career, I don't want him to lose,' you know what? I wasn't going to lose. That doesn't mean that I haven't took [sic] a loss before. I'm not talking about boxing; I'm just talking about life," he said. "When you lose a loved one, that's taking a loss. I think that everything is just a learning experience."

As for Rousey, he added, "In due time, she'll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts."

Are you surprised by Mayweather's classy comments about Rousey?