Floyd Money Mayweather delivered words of encouragement to MMA fighter, Ronda Rousey.
Rousey and Mayweather have traded verbal jabs before with Rousey making allusions to Mayweather being accused of domestic abuse and Mayweather dismissing her bank account, which is smaller than his. After Rousey lost to Amanda Nunes during Ultimate Fighting Championship 207 in late December, many thought Rousey might retire from fighting. She had suffered two bad losses where she could not last the entire bout. Many in the sport believe that she no longer has the passion for mixed martial arts. Floyd Mayweather, however, believes she can make a comeback.
“I want Ronda Rousey to hold your head up, stay focused, keep believing. A true champion can bounce back, you’ll be okay. I think her losing had a lot to do with time off, she maybe should have competed against another female MMA fighter that wasn’t as active as the female that she faced. The female that she faced was rugged and tough. Ronda Rousey has a lot left. I don’t want her to think it’s the end of the world. She’s hearing it from the best. She’ll be okay. Ronda Rousey hold your head up. She’s still a true champion in our eyes. You made women’s MMA huge. Stay focused, go back to the drawing board and do what you gotta do. 2017 is a whole new year. That was last year, that was 2016 if I’m not mistaken. Now it’s 2017, so you’re undefeated this year. Come back, champ.”