Floyd Mayweather Is Not A Fan Of Having Ronda Rousey On The Cover Of A Boxing Magazine, And Who Can Blame Him?
Yahoo- Retired boxer and undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a shot at the UFC women's bantamweight champion, as she will become the first MMA fighter to grace the cover of "The Bible of Boxing" in its January issue.
"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," Mayweather told FightHype.
"You gotta realize this: We all know Oscar De La Hoya owns the Ring Magazine. That shows you, he has no fighters but Canelo. Basically, it’s like he’s trying to steal her from (UFC president) Dana White. Richard Shaefer, he built Golden Boy from the ground up, helped them make tons and tons of money, and what did this guy do?"
I am going to need everyone to sit down, and if you're the excitable type maybe you should buckle your seatbelt. I am about to hit you with a little something that you probably thought you'd never hear. Floyd Mayweather is right. No, he's not like "oh wow, what he is saying isn't the rambling of a complete moron" right, he's like "100% correct" right. Boxing is trending downwards in popularity, and
Ronda Rousey being on the cover of THEIR reputable magazine doesn't give it much hope for the future. His comment has nothing to do with Ronda Rousey being a female. It has nothing to do with her being someone that is constantly instigating him into responding to her. It has everything to do with a UFC fighter being on the cover of a boxing magazine. The decision on who should grace the cover of a publication comes down to one thing, and one thing only, who is going to sell that publication? It should be absolutely frightening for boxing fans that the answer to that question is a person that is firmly entrenched in a completely different profession.
People will say this is just another round of verbal jousting between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather, but the truth is that Floyd Mayweather doesn't give one single fuck about Ronda Rousey. Every time he has uttered her name it has been provoked by something she had said previously. The only time you can even claim he took the first shot is when he said "I don't even know who he is", but this is Money Mayweather we are talking about. I firmly believe that Floyd Mayweather is disconnected enough from reality for that to have been a completely sincere answer at the time. This may sound like I am giving one of the most obnoxious assholes in sports the benefit of the doubt, but I am really not. All I am trying to say is that Mayweather doesn't care about anyone, never mind someone that can't help him financially. He got his nickname for a reason, and it's because all he cares about is his bottomline. Ronda Rousey being on the cover of a magazine, aptly titled after an arena she has never even fought in, is bad for that bottomline. That is the ONLY reason he said something, and what he said, for once, is the absolute truth.