UFC star Ronda Rousey and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather have had an contentious relationship in the past, but its seems they've turned over a new leaf. The fighter came to Rousey's defense after her brutal loss to Holly Holm during UFC 193 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia Saturday.
Mayweather spoke out about the backlash the former champion received on social media the boxer told FightHype.com Monday. "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.”
Mayweather, 38, has never lost a professional fight, but his thoughts went out to Rousey, 28. "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,” he said.
Rousey hasn’t said much after her shocking loss. Not only did she lose her championship title, she also ruined her undefeated record. The only statement the former Olympian made was one posted to her Instagram page the day after her loss. “I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I'm fine. As I had mentioned before, I'm going to take a little bit of time, but I'll be back,” she wrote.
UFC president Dana White didn’t offer further insight on what’s going on in Rousey’s mind when he spoke to TMZ Sunday. "The last thing a fighter wants to do is talk about a fight when they lose,” he said after he visited her in the hospital. "There was not a lot of talking."
While White said “there will absolutely be a rematch” because it “makes sense,” it’s unknown when that will happen. Rousey is slated to star in the films “Mile 22,” a remake of the late Patrick Swayze’s “Round House.”
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