Dana White Reacts to Floyd Mayweather's 'He' Diss of Ronda Rousey

Dana White’s boisterous claims that Ronda Rousey could beat up Floyd Mayweather in an MMA fight have prompted no comeback responses from the undefeated boxing legend, until now.

“I don’t even know who he is,” Mayweather told Davis Greisman of BoxingScene.com, when asked about the UFC women’s bantamweight champ.

The room was instantly filled with chuckles and light laughter, as Mayweather turned his head from side to side with a straight face. When it was revealed that Rousey was a top female fighter in the UFC, Mayweather merely shrugged off the momentary confusion and reiterated that he had never heard of Rousey.  

“I didn’t even know who that is,” said Mayweather.

UFC President Dana White refuses to be swayed by such tomfoolery, especially when it comes to his biggest star.

Yes, you heard that right. Go ahead and scratch off legendary names like Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. During a media luncheon back in February, per Jeff Cain of MMAWeekly, White called Rousey the biggest star in UFC history.

He also happens to believe she could beat Mayweather in an MMA fight.

During an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable, he claimed that Rousey wouldn’t just beat Mayweather in the Octagon, but he also envisioned her hurting the boxing star badly. The comments created interest in a hypothetical dream fight pitting the best boxer in the world against the UFC women’s champ.

Of course, the mere idea of the fight actually coming to fruition is asinine, but this still hasn’t stopped people from debating and breaking down the matchup.

Still, White doesn’t believe for a second that Mayweather hasn’t heard of Rousey. He thinks the boxing star’s comments were simply a matter of being caught between a rock and a hard place.

“What’s Floyd going to say? That’s a lose-lose situation for Floyd,” White told UFC.com. “For him to even acknowledge that he knows who Ronda is, and that she could possibly beat him in a fight, ya know, that’s what I’d expect him to say.”

Jordy McElroy is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA writer for Rocktagon.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Twitter reacts to Conor McGregor being pulled from UFC 200 vs. Nate Diaz

  • 16 days ago
  • 63 views

UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday night that featherweight champ Conor McGregor had been pulled from his UFC 200 main event rematch with Nate Diaz. See how social media reacted to the news. read news >>

Dana White Comments on Ronda Rousey's Comeback Fight, Holly Holm

  • 17 days ago
  • 39 views

UFC President Dana White confirmed Sunday that Ronda Rousey will have a chance to win back the UFC women's bantamweight title when she steps into the Octagon again. White discussed Rousey's immediate read news >>

Dana White Guarantees Ronda Rousey ‘Will Fight Whoever Has the Belt’ in UFC Return

  • 17 days ago
  • 14 views

We don't know when or where Ronda Rousey will make her UFC return, but Dana White guarantees she'll get a title shot when she does. read news >>

Twitter reacts to UFC champion Conor McGregor's cryptic retirement tweet

  • 16 days ago
  • 55 views

Conor McGregor caused a tremendous stir in the MMA world today when he sent out a vague tweet that may or may not have announced his retirement from the sport.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White: Conor McGregor has been pulled from UFC 200 headliner vs. Nate Diaz

  • 16 days ago
  • 57 views

The UFC 200 main event between featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is off, promotion President Dana White said today. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Conor McGregor Pulled from UFC 200

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been pulled from his UFC 200 main event against Nate Diaz on July 9. read news >>

UFC Yanks Conor McGregor; ‘He Will Not Be a Part of UFC 200' – Dana White

  • 16 days ago
  • 28 views

Dana White on Tuesday announced that Conor McGregor was pulled from UFC 200. That came following McGregor's tweet of a retirement. read news >>

Dana White Explains Pulling Defiant Conor McGregor from UFC 200 (Video)

  • 16 days ago
  • 174 views

UFC president Dana White went on ESPN to break the news and explain why officials pulled Conor McGregor from the UFC 200 fight card in July. read news >>

McGregor vs. Diaz II: Twitter Reacts as Notorious Is Pulled from UFC 200

  • 16 days ago
  • 27 views

The mixed martial arts world is still reeling from news Conor McGregor won't be fighting at UFC 200.UFC President Dana White confirmed Tuesday on SportsCenter the company pulled the reigning featherw read news >>

HOT TWEETS: Dana White Pulls Conor McGregor from UFC 200 and Twitter Breaks Again

  • 16 days ago
  • 294 views

If Conor McGregor’s retirement tweet wasn’t enough to blow up Twitter, Dana White going on SportsCenter to announce the UFC pulled Conor from UFC 200 surely did the trick. EXTRA SAUCE: Dana White Exp read news >>