Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather defended former MMA bantamweight title holder Ronda Rousey following the latter’s knockout defeat to Holly Holm in what is probably one of the biggest upsets in MMA history.
Mayweather denied rapper 50 Cent’s claim that he wanted to make fun of Rousey on Instagram. In an uncharacteristic turn of events, the boxing champ actually disapproved of all the flak Rousey was getting on social media. He added that “everything is just a learning experience”, and that she would get back on her feet soon enough. The statement came as a surprise to many, as Rousey has had some long-standing beef with Mayweather, with whom she has traded barbs on the media.
Mayweather interview with FightHype.
“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,” Mayweather explained. “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.”