Floyd Mayweather Defends Ronda Rousey From Backlash After Surprising UFC Loss: “Everything Happens for a Reason”
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From one former champion to another, Floyd Mayweather has a few supportive words for Ronda Rousey
After suffering the first loss of her career during an Ultimate Fighting Championship match against Holly Holm on Nov. 15, the 28-year-old Olympic medalist faced immediate backlash from all angles and became the focus of Internet shame because of the shocking upset.
When rapper 50 Cent posted an unflattering photoshopped Instagram picture of Rousey knocked out in the arms of iconic boxing character Rocky Balboa, he generated speculation that Mayweather also wanted to poke fun at Rousey’s loss by claiming the athlete asked him to post it.
“LMAO FLOYD TOLD ME TO POST THIS, he want me to do the dirty work,” the rapper wrote of the photograph.
However, Mayweather, who also faced off in a similar “fight of the century” this year, put an end to the gossip when he spoke out publicly Monday.
“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 told 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.”