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If you thought the verbal jabs shared between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather has come to an end, guess again. In October, it was revealed that Rousey would become the first MMA fighter and second female ever to grace the cover of The Ring Magazine.
The issue brings up whether or not the sport of boxing is next for someone like Rousey, who has absolutely dominated the UFC Women's Bantamweight division. In addition to Ronda admitting that she aspires to be a boxing world champion, Oscar De La Hoya revealed in a recent interview that he has been engaged in discussions with the 28-year-old MMA fighter about potentially joining Golden Boy Promotions, if she decides to step into the ring.
Even though it's all speculation at this point, all signs seem to point towards Rousey throwing on the boxing gloves in the near future. Still, her presence on the cover of The Ring at this very moment doesn't sit well with Mayweather.
"Well, you know, congratulations, but you know the sport is starting to look bad when a female fighter from a whole other sport is on the cover of a boxing book," he told Fight Hype. As one commentator pointed out in the article, which you can read here, Rousey's presence is on the cover is meant to sell magazines. Similarly, Floyd's trash talk is meant to sell his upcoming pay-per-view fights.
Also, Ronda seems legitimately interested in taking her talents to the ring at some point in her career. Mayweather would realize this if he just read the article, but we all know how that goes...
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[via Fight Hype]