Rousey Knows Revenge Dish Best Served Cold; Explains Mayweather Barb

GLENDALE, CALIF.-UFC superstar Ronda Rousey knocked out Floyd Mayweather without a single blow.

“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” Rousey said to a television reporter.

After winning the ESPYs “Best Fighter” Rousey fired the jibe at the boxing star through the media following her win in beating out male challengers Mayweather, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Terence Crawford and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for the award.

It was retaliatory strike for a comment Mayweather made a year earlier when asked about Rousey. He acted like she was unknown to him.

“I was kind of biding my time for the right time to respond. . .when somebody explained who I was, he said, ‘I know who that is.’ I know for damn sure he knew who I was. He was the best fighter that year and he had signed MMA fighters so his feigned ignorance was meant as a snarky remark to me,” Rousey told the media on Thursday at her gym in Glendale.

Dozens of reporters showed up at Rousey’s gym, no surprise after she walked away with two trophies from the ESPYs, for Best Female Athlete and Best Fighter.

Aside from Rousey, if anyone had a chance at winning the Fighter of the Year it would be “Triple G” who had a phenomenal year in becoming the most feared boxer on the planet.

Golovkin, who was also in attendance for the ESPY Awards ceremony, was gracious in defeat.

“I was happy to see her win and thought she was well-deserving and she is a real champion,” Golovkin said. “I have a lot of respect for her.”

Rousey’s performances in two fights in a 12-month span were explosive conclusions that ended quickly and in devastating fashion.

Mayweather’s last fight against Manny Pacquiao may have set pay-per-view records but also could be a most crushing blow to pro boxing. Casual fans eager to see the best fight the best, instead saw a bore fest and possibly have been driven away from the sport. It was void of drama or entertainment. Quite the opposite of Rousey’s last two fights which lasted a total 30 seconds. Yes, you read the correctly…30 seconds.

Despite the brevity of the two wins the crowd erupted in fanfare each time. Rousey comes closest to Mike Tyson’s abrupt wins. Fans expect quick, devastating demolition and she has delivered. In her last fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, more than 18,000 fans saw Rousey destroy Cat Zingano with lightning quickness and finality.

Casual fans expected entertainment and got it in full.

Rousey said she spent a year culling for the right moment to counter-attack Mayweather’s jibe. She remembers the day she heard Mayweather’s comment.

“I was sitting on the couch post-surgery, I got surgery on my knee the day before, I don’t let those kind of things slide but I also I’m a patient girl,” Rousey said on Thursday. “I wanted to respond at the most appropriate time where I thought I could make the biggest impression that I’m not the kind of chick you can make snarky remarks about. So I waited a whole year to say something. If I didn’t win that prize this year I would have waited two years, or three years. I would have waited for the exact time that I could have said that.”

She won on Wednesday and soon after sent the verbal missile in ballistic fashion.

“Yeah I thought it would get a big reaction,” Rousey said. “I’m not dumb.”

Rousey (11-0) is set to fight Bethe Correia (9-0) on UFC 190 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on Sat. Aug. 1. It will be televised on pay-per-view.

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COMMENTS

-Kid Blast :

She needs to stfu and be glad Serena Williams didn't win the award


-Froggy :

She's a class act and can say whatever TFSW'S !


-richard :

I don't get why Mayweather fans are getting so riled up about what Ronda has to say. She's just throwing back what Floyd started. She just managed to have a bigger stage to throw from.


-Bernie Campbell :

I dont care what you friscos have to say, shes riding on the coatails of boxing and I as a fan resent it! I follow Boxing to watch guys like Floyd to fight not to hear about this Soap Opera panty *** nonsence! And by the way, She would look just like Betty Rubbel in the picture with a bone rolled up in her hair!


-amayseng :

Wow another article about this? I think it was funny and fitting with her slamming Floyd, though must be a slow week.


-brownsugar :

I understand Floyd is a celebrity and that designation is usually followed by fortune fame and having to suffer the opinions of crackpots...... Floyd himself exacerbated matters by cultivating a villainous self image by displaying personal traits of frivolity, arrogance, and excess..... ....bMy question is?? .......What has Mayweather done to Rousey to incurr her vengeance? This whole scenario sounds like the plot was created for some trailer-trash/backyard wrestling storyline while imbibing a few too many hits of crystal meth. The media has embraced this foolishness as if its something to be glorified when in fact it was Rousey who initiated her own self inflicted wounds by trying to bait Floyd into participating in her claim that she could defeat the welterweight icon in 60 seconds or less. Which is like a basketball center daring a first baseman to stop him from making a layup. Anderson Silver and at least 100 other karate experts, ju-jit-su specialists, amateur wrestlers, and MMA bums have made the same claim. But not one of them could get past an amateur boxer with two years experience. Floyd wisely didnt engage.... Mayweather's response was "who is Ronda Rousey ?" Which the press and Rousey spun into the massively disrespectful comment that Rousey has been stewing over and clinging to for a whole year....pathetic. I never heard of Rousey either until the press printed the non-story as if it were front page news. Actually,.... Even if Floyd knew who she was, .... there wasnt many ways Floyd could respond without being the bad guy. If he said something "I'd knock Ronda out" ....... a response like that does anything but enhance his image,....even as a villian. A year later we get Rousey doing an imitation of Kayne West at a major awards event by attempting to disrespect one of her peers. Not impressed. Not even amusing. Desperate at best. Furthermore,... the MayPac fight was a crushing bore only to the millions of fans who wanted a different outcome. If Pac had won using the same method, we'd still be sweeping the excess ticker-tape off the side of the road while reading 5000 word dissertations from one of Lee Wylie's frame by frame " how he did it " articles.


-Radam G :

I understand Floyd is a celebrity and that designation is usually followed by fortune fame and having to suffer the opinions of crackpots...... Floyd himself exacerbated matters by cultivating a villainous self image by displaying personal traits of frivolity, arrogance, and excess..... ....bMy question is?? .......What has Mayweather done to Rousey to incurr her vengeance? This whole scenario sounds like the plot was created for some trailer-trash/backyard wrestling storyline while imbibing a few too many hits of crystal meth. The media has embraced this foolishness as if its something to be glorified when in fact it was Rousey who initiated her own self inflicted wounds by trying to bait Floyd into participating in her claim that she could defeat the welterweight icon in 60 seconds or less. Which is like a basketball center daring a first baseman to stop him from making a layup. Anderson Silver and at least 100 other karate experts, ju-jit-su specialists, amateur wrestlers, and MMA bums have made the same claim. But not one of them could get past an amateur boxer with two years experience. Floyd wisely didnt engage.... Mayweather's response was "who is Ronda Rousey ?" Which the press and Rousey spun into the massively disrespectful comment that Rousey has been stewing over and clinging to for a whole year....pathetic. I never heard of Rousey either until the press printed the non-story as if it were front page news. Actually,.... Even if Floyd knew who she was, .... there wasnt many ways Floyd could respond without being the bad guy. If he said something "I'd knock Ronda out" ....... a response like that does anything but enhance his image,....even as a villian. A year later we get Rousey doing an imitation of Kayne West at a major awards event by attempting to disrespect one of her peers. Not impressed. Not even amusing. Desperate at best. Furthermore,... the MayPac fight was a crushing bore only to the millions of fans who wanted a different outcome. If Pac had won using the same method, we'd still be sweeping the excess ticker-tape off the side of the road while reading 5000 word dissertations from one of Lee Wylie's frame by frame " how he did it " articles.
OMFG! The peons are always acting ignorant to the behavior of Lil Floyd and twisting and turning dumbsyet toward Da Manny. NEW FLASH: It doesn't work! Da Manny is saving women'souls. Lil Floyd is not and has not. And of course he pretend to not know this or that woman. Maybe because he either beat the stuffings of out dames, dolls, damsels, and his babys' momma or throw real and fake money on thotties' booties while denigrating them with potty-mouth talk. I will not even drop one of those videos of Lil Floyd in action. I'm not a spoon feeder of bulljive talkers who can ever find the "proof." Lil Floyd dissed Rousey and pretended that he did not know who she is. WELL! Payback is a muthapucka! Ev'ybodee and dey momma -- except the Flomos and likes -- know that Lil Loyd is down with O-P-P and has a ratchet persona. He always pull juvenile child-play jive of not knowing diz and dat and da third while talking syet about it on ratchet WorldStarHipHop. He used to pretend that he didn't know Da Manny and 3g. That is fine, though. The end of Lil Floyd career is near. And the manitches -- word for man bytches -- cry rivers because their punkified boymances with Lil Floyd will fade to dark. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Floyd is a serial woman abuser. He also called RR a "he". RR can say what she wants. Floyd also pretended not to know who GGG was until he flashed his betting slip that he actually bet on GGG.


-brownsugar :

Yeah we know Deep........ Floyd's already served his time. Countless people have been prosecuted for various crimes in the entertainment industry. Its extremely tacky on Rousey's part to make her moment in the sun about Floyd Mayweather. Floyd never even engaged the women except to say he didn't know her, and it doesn't matter if he new her or not. Floyd represented his country by being the only boxer to medal in the olympics... Has been a champ for 20 years, in boxing for 33 years, has carried the economy of an entire cities on his back for decades whenever he fights and this women behaves like a pig at an award ceromony, very tacky. I can see it no other way. This women will be finished in 5 years or less and her only claim to fame is that she dissed FM for no reason except to garner attention.....sad.


-Radam G :

As great a boxer as Lil Floyd is, his arms are too short to fight with the actuality of the reality. He is a scumbag when it comes to people that he sees as a challenge to his whole 9. And he will go ratchet ghetto and pretend that he doesn't know you. And that you are trying to steal his thunder. And his manitches and punkified dudes riding his balls and in bromances with him will rationalize his illing as wonderful and quite thrilling. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Yeah we know Deep........ Floyd's already served his time. Countless people have been prosecuted for various crimes in the entertainment industry. Its extremely tacky on Rousey's part to make her moment in the sun about Floyd Mayweather. Floyd never even engaged the women except to say he didn't know her, and it doesn't matter if he new her or not. Floyd represented his country by being the only boxer to medal in the olympics... Has been a champ for 20 years, in boxing for 33 years, has carried the economy of an entire cities on his back for decades whenever he fights and this women behaves like a pig at an award ceromony, very tacky. I can see it no other way. This women will be finished in 5 years or less and her only claim to fame is that she dissed FM for no reason except to garner attention.....sad.
RR represented her country in the Olympics too and became the first woman ever in USA history to win an Olympic medal in Judo.She has many claims to fame. Her Judo career,MMA career,WWE career ,modeling career,acting career and all her endorsements including Reebok ensure that she will be around for as long as she wants. I wouldn't say she behaved like a pig,that is a bit harsh. She jabbed Lil Floyd.Its OK and it was funny.


-brownsugar :

I actually had much harsher words but decided to tone them down. ... I'm surprised she has a modeling career as I don't personally find her particularly attractive, but that's my opinion. She will never accumulate the kind of status and wealth Floyd has in a hundred years, she would have been wise to make him an ally..... My main point is there was not a single time when Floyd engaged Rousey for any reason which is why I'm surprised she could turn a simple comment into a need to extract revenge behind a silly threat she initiated herself on twitter, or instagram. The kind of comment that would have been in bad taste for any man to answer directly...... It should have been resolved on twitter where it began. Not during a ceremony. I read last week about 5 well known Actors who have killed people in automobile accidents, ( while sober )but you don't hear even the most jealous and fame starved critics bringing it up. Just saying, thanks for the comments.


-Radam G :

I actually had much harsher words but decided to tone them down. ... I'm surprised she has a modeling career as I don't personally find her particularly attractive, but that's my opinion. She will never accumulate the kind of status and wealth Floyd has in a hundred years, she would have been wise to make him an ally..... My main point is there was not a single time when Floyd engaged Rousey for any reason which is why I'm surprised she could turn a simple comment into a need to extract revenge behind a silly threat she initiated herself on twitter, or instagram. The kind of comment that would have been in bad taste for any man to answer directly...... It should have been resolved on twitter where it began. Not during a ceremony. I read last week about 5 well known Actors who have killed people in automobile accidents, ( while sober )but you don't hear even the most jealous and fame starved critics bringing it up. Just saying, thanks for the comments.
Do you want to bet that she will close in on him in the money department? Lil Floyd has three minor endorsements and one major. I will let you find the "proof" of that since you are all knowing. His BIG-fight money halts when his boxing career ends. Rousey will be making mad moolah for years from endorsements, modeling, movies and public appearances and speaking. So she will catch Money May in a quick minute. But you don't know that because you cannot find the "proof" and believe that ev'ybodee and dey momma need to sign with tsAH to make a buck. Apparently you don't know how many models, movie stars, business entrepreneurs and the likes that will and can put Money May's moolah to disgrace. He is a charity case compared to them. By the numbers and today's 13-cent face value of the dollar, Money May makes less than "Unforgivable Blackness" Jack Johnson did with endorsements and entrepreneurship adventures. Why is this? It is not "racism" as Money May wants his peons and groupies to believe. It is his shady character, paranoia, sneak whuppin' of dames, dolls and damsels and petty jealousy. Dude claims that he "would already be a billionaire if (he) was not "black." NYET! Maybe he would be that billionaire already if he were honest and loyal. And not so rachet, jealous and sleazy. If no injuries or death occur to Rousey and/or Money May in the next five years, she will double his $400mil in made income. That girl is getting BIG BOSS PAID! Money May is just doing the darn thing in boksing. And we know that he is not his own boss. Holla at tsAH! Now come back with your dumbsyet make believe and lies about Da Manny. He will outdo Money May also in da moolah department in five years. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Not sure if she cant reach Floyd heights. She already is the face of MMA,along with McGregor for now, with only 11 fights. I am no fan of MMA but the girl is like a female Tyson, she brings that type of excitement. It is not if she will win but how quick.That type of excitement is something special. I don't think Floyd brings that type of excitement. Floyd is the self proclaimed -tbe- so he doesn't have to call out fighters, as the self anointed one,that is his call out to the fighters of the world. RR might just be the most dangerous woman on the planet, We know floyd is not the most dangerous man on the planet. Floyd's holding might nullify RR but she might punch harder than Lil Floyd. Seriously, let the girl keep doing what she is doing.Floyd wont lose any sleep over it.


-brownsugar :

Rousey can do whatever she wants, but if she is truly all you say she is why does she need to ride Floyd's jock to fame and fortune? No skin off my nose but its disappointing to see the press award this chick for what is basically tacky behavior. Consider my two cents spent.


-Radam G :

Now that Money May is dancing with Andre Berto, the Flomos and Money May's manitches -- man bytches -- can stop going after R-Holla!


-Domenic :

Rousey can do whatever she wants, but if she is truly all you say she is why does she need to ride Floyd's jock to fame and fortune? No skin off my nose but its disappointing to see the press award this chick for what is basically tacky behavior. Consider my two cents spent.
I'm with you on MMA. I'll watch their big events with the masses, but that's about it (Jon Jones is the guy I've seen the most, and he's highly skilled and brings excitement, but is also on the shelf indefinitely and likely going to jail). The sweet science versus ground and pound and spoon and grapple? There's no comparison, aesthetically, to me. But I will say, I know scores of people that consider UFC superior. It's amazing. I always trumpet the virtues of boxing, but these average fans just love the UFC. I don't even try anymore. I think the Rousey thing began when she was mentioned to Floyd, and he stated that he didn't know who 'he' was, something to that effect (Floyd pretended not to know who Golovkin was a month or so ago too, and clearly he did, thus that's his modus operandi in certain instances; a non-issue really). She pocketed that and said she'd play the revenge card when the most eyes were on her. She won the ESPY, all eyes were on her, and voila, she played the card. Off topic I will say this. I recently saw an old fight, Mark Kerr versus Fabio Gurgel, think it was overseas somewhere in about 1997, back when they didn't have weight classes and everything but biting and targeting the balls were allowed (hell maybe biting was allowed). It was as savage a fight as I've seen. Kerr was a steroid monster at the time (HBO did a documentary I believe). Anyway, YouTube 'Kerr Gurgel' and it looks nothing like today's UFC. As for the UFC fans, I always plug Golovkin, and think if they watch him, they'll be a legion of new fans. We'll see.


-amayseng :

I actually had much harsher words but decided to tone them down. ... I'm surprised she has a modeling career as I don't personally find her particularly attractive, but that's my opinion. She will never accumulate the kind of status and wealth Floyd has in a hundred years, she would have been wise to make him an ally..... My main point is there was not a single time when Floyd engaged Rousey for any reason which is why I'm surprised she could turn a simple comment into a need to extract revenge behind a silly threat she initiated herself on twitter, or instagram. The kind of comment that would have been in bad taste for any man to answer directly...... It should have been resolved on twitter where it began. Not during a ceremony. I read last week about 5 well known Actors who have killed people in automobile accidents, ( while sober )but you don't hear even the most jealous and fame starved critics bringing it up. Just saying, thanks for the comments.
What's the big deal? Floyd took a shot at her by calling her a "him" and she jabbed him back with a few words.. Jeesh you are acting like she came off with something racial, or Floyd himself is your son. Both comments from each of them were funny and harmless. Life goes on. And RR has many achievements of her own. You are not graded by how much money you make in this life.


-amayseng :

I think it was a funny back and forth by both... Don't know why some are taking it personally. In the fighting sports world it was funny to see them take shots at each other.... No big deal...


-brownsugar :

What's the big deal? Floyd took a shot at her by calling her a "him" and she jabbed him back with a few words.. Jeesh you are acting like she came off with something racial, or Floyd himself is your son. Both comments from each of them were funny and harmless. Life goes on. And RR has many achievements of her own. You are not graded by how much money you make in this life.
Well since you put it that way amayseng , I'm going to have a raisin filled oatmeal cookie and forget I ever heard of RR.


-brownsugar :

I'm with you on MMA. I'll watch their big events with the masses, but that's about it (Jon Jones is the guy I've seen the most, and he's highly skilled and brings excitement, but is also on the shelf indefinitely and likely going to jail). The sweet science versus ground and pound and spoon and grapple? There's no comparison, aesthetically, to me. But I will say, I know scores of people that consider UFC superior. It's amazing. I always trumpet the virtues of boxing, but these average fans just love the UFC. I don't even try anymore. I think the Rousey thing began when she was mentioned to Floyd, and he stated that he didn't know who 'he' was, something to that effect (Floyd pretended not to know who Golovkin was a month or so ago too, and clearly he did, thus that's his modus operandi in certain instances; a non-issue really). She pocketed that and said she'd play the revenge card when the most eyes were on her. She won the ESPY, all eyes were on her, and voila, she played the card. Off topic I will say this. I recently saw an old fight, Mark Kerr versus Fabio Gurgel, think it was overseas somewhere in about 1997, back when they didn't have weight classes and everything but biting and targeting the balls were allowed (hell maybe biting was allowed). It was as savage a fight as I've seen. Kerr was a steroid monster at the time (HBO did a documentary I believe). Anyway, YouTube 'Kerr Gurgel' and it looks nothing like today's UFC. As for the UFC fans, I always plug Golovkin, and think if they watch him, they'll be a legion of new fans. We'll see.
Very interesting comments, loaded with fun facts, the thing about MMA (to me) is that anyone can do it, all the folks who can't box join the MMA, I haven't seen one decent striker yet. Meanwhile doctors exterminators teachers carpenters, and mechanics all try their hand at it......


-stormcentre :

OMFG! The peons are always acting ignorant to the behavior of Lil Floyd and twisting and turning dumbsyet toward Da Manny. NEW FLASH: It doesn't work! Da Manny is saving women'souls. Lil Floyd is not and has not. And of course he pretend to not know this or that woman. Maybe because he either beat the stuffings of out dames, dolls, damsels, and his babys' momma or throw real and fake money on thotties' booties while denigrating them with potty-mouth talk. I will not even drop one of those videos of Lil Floyd in action. I'm not a spoon feeder of bulljive talkers who can ever find the "proof." Lil Floyd dissed Rousey and pretended that he did not know who she is. WELL! Payback is a muthapucka! Ev'ybodee and dey momma -- except the Flomos and likes -- know that Lil Loyd is down with O-P-P and has a ratchet persona. He always pull juvenile child-play jive of not knowing diz and dat and da third while talking syet about it on ratchet WorldStarHipHop. He used to pretend that he didn't know Da Manny and 3g. That is fine, though. The end of Lil Floyd career is near. And the manitches -- word for man bytches -- cry rivers because their punkified boymances with Lil Floyd will fade to dark. Holla!
Now, where's that Hee-Hawing Donkey video of mine? Looks like it's going to be needed again here pretty soon. :) :) :)


-amayseng :

Well since you put it that way amayseng , I'm going to have a raisin filled oatmeal cookie and forget I ever heard of RR.
haha sounds delicious