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'Call me when you make $300 million in 36 minutes' - Floyd hits back at Ronda

Mayweather scores a big takedown on the UFC champion.

Floyd Mayweather at a press conference for his upcoming fight against Andre Berto.
Floyd Mayweather at a press conference for his upcoming fight against Andre Berto.
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A LITTLE FEUD has been developing between Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey, and the boxer has had the latest dig.

Speaking on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Mayweather was asked about recent comments made by Rousey after he was beaten to the Best Fighter award at the ESPYs by the UFC women’s bantamweight champion.

“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” said Rousey after receiving the ESPY last month. “I’d like to see you pretend to not know who I am now.”

But after congratulating Rousey on winning the award, Mayweather used his considerable wealth to respond to the MMA star’s comments in emphatic fashion.

“A while back I never knew who Ronda Rousey was, so I’m pretty sure she got upset,” said Mayweather. “I want to say congratulations to Ronda Rousey and the UFC. You guys have done a tremendous job.

“I’ve won probably six or seven ESPYs for Fighter of the Year and I truly believe she deserves it. Congratulations to Ronda Rousey.

“I’ll just say that I’ve yet to see any MMA fighter or other boxer make over 300 million [dollars] in 36 minutes. You know, when she can do that then call me.”

As for his meeting with Berto, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on 12 September, Mayweather confirmed that he still expects the bout to be his last: “As of right now, yes. On ESPN, I’m letting you guys know, I don’t plan on fighting anymore.”


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Mayweather added: “[Berto is a] tough competitor. He’s been knocked down but he’s jumped up off the canvas and continued to fight. Every time he goes out, he gives 100%… and that’s what we want.”

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