As we all know, Ronda Rousey recently became the first MMA fighter to grace the cover of the The Ring, a boxing magazine that has been around since 1922. The move upset many in the boxing world especially since Rousey will soon be facing Holly Holm, a former boxer turned MMA fighter.
Amongst those critics was Floyd Mayweather. As we all know Mayweather has had many verbal altercations with the UFC star over the past year and has now decided to voice his opinion on the matter:
“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 then went on to suggest that Rousey was only on the cover because Oscar De La Hoya owns the magazine and didn’t have a fighter with a high enough profile to promote and then insulted De La Hoya even further:
“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.”
This is real talk, how can Canelo or any fighter hold their head up high and say, “You know what? I’m proud for Oscar, a guy that dressed in drag and been on coke.” I mean, the world knows this. How can you hold your head up high and say, “You know what? I’m proud for this person to be my promoter.”
It’s no secret that there is no love lost between Mayweather and De La Hoya, they have been at odds for years and Mayweather will take any opening to take a shot at his rival.
There will surely be more to come from the Mayweather-Rousey and Mayweather-De La Hoya feud. Stay tuned.