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After Ronda Rousey hit the ground during her fight with Holly Holm at UFC 193 and it was clear that she wasn’t getting back up, one of our first thoughts was “What is Floyd Mayweather going to have to say about this?” Mayweather and Rousey have appeared in countless headlines over the last few months thanks to their budding rivalry, so we couldn’t help but wonder what Mayweather was going to say about Rousey taking an L. Personally, I spent most of my weekend checking Mayweather’s Instagram and fully expected him to post a betting slip showing that he had put down $100,000 on Holm to win the fight. Collecting about $1 million due to Rousey's loss would have been such a Mayweather move (and for the record, he kinda took an L by not doing it!).
That's not the route he went, though. Mayweather finally issued a somewhat formal response to Rousey’s loss during a brief interview with MLive, and we have to admit that it’s not what we were expecting. As it turns out, Mayweather didn’t go the 50 Cent route (or the Jay Electronica route, for that matter) and slander Rousey. Instead, he actually showed some compassion and maturity while speaking about Rousey dropping to 12-1 in the Octagon and even sounded reluctant to talk about Rousey at all.
“Oh, I don’t know. I don’t speak on nobody’s situation,” he said while attending the Pistons/Lakers game at Staples Center last night, before finally opening up a little. “Just in boxing period, contact sports period, you win some, you lose some. I don’t know about this fight. I just know that you win some and you lose some. It basically comes with the territory.”
According to MLive, Mayweather did point out that Rousey lost after appearing on the cover of The Ring, which is something he wasn’t happy about. But still, this was actually a pretty nice response from him. It’s Mayweather, so we’re sure we will hear other Rousey-related responses from him in the future, including some that might not be as nice. But for now, this was probably the right thing for him to say.
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[via For The Win]