It seems like everybody is coming to Ronda Rousey‘s defense!
First, Holly Holm defended her opponent from the celeb haters, and now Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is getting in on the act, too — making him a very unlikely ally for Rousey considering their very public feud recently!
In comments on Monday after Rousey’s surprising knockout loss over the weekend, Floyd denied gloating about the female MMA star’s defeat, and told Fight Hype:
“I haven’t really spoke to anyone about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight. 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.”
Like Holm, the boxing champ also went in on the public hate he saw being thrown at Rousey, too:
“I don’t think it’s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media. 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. 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.”
Well spoken by the Money man!
Ultimately, he looked at the loss as part of a bigger, more divine plan:
“Everything happens for a reason. This was already written. Listen, if God says, ‘In Floyd’s career, I don’t want him to lose,’ you know what? I wasn’t going to lose. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t took a loss before. I’m not talking about boxing; I’m just talking about life. When you lose a loved one, that’s taking a loss. I think that everything is just a learning experience. In due time, she’ll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts.”
Surprisingly mature thoughts from Floyd Mayweather!
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