The Ronda Rousey vs. Man debate continues. UFC president Dana White was quizzed on Ronda Rousey vs. Floyd Mayweather by FOX Sports correspondent Colin Cowherd on Wednesday.
“She would rag doll him,” White said. “First of all, have you ever seen Floyd Mayweather? He’s about this tall. She would rag doll him as soon as she put her hands on him. And then, everybody talks about Floyd knocking her out. How many people does Floyd actually knock out? Not many.”
Ronda Rousey’s dominance in the women’s bantamweight division has prompted many pundits to question how well ‘Rowdy’ would do in the cage against the top male athletes, but things really escalated when UFC commentator Joe Rogan claimed that the 135 lbs.champ might be able to beat 50 percent of the male bantamweight roster.
“There’s a lot of guys her size she could beat,” said Rogan. “I mean, a lot. If you took the roster of the UFC’s bantamweights, 135 pounds, and you paired them up against Ronda Rousey, she might be able to beat 50 percent of them. That’s not a joke.”
While Dana White believes Rousey would humiliate Mayweather, the head promoter doesn’t think society has any place for a man to compete with a woman in a combat sports’ scenario.
“The fascinating thing about Ronda Rousey is there’s never been a scenario where a woman could kick a man’s ass, and now there is,” he said. “She definitely can. She would walk through this studio right now and clean this place out, me included…But in society, there should never be a scenario where we’re setting up a case where a man is hitting a woman in the face. It should never happen.”
Ronda Rousey is set to defend her bantamweight title for the 7th time against Holly Holm at UFC 193 in December. Boxing mega star Floyd Mayweather will square off with Andre Berto in what’s being billed as a retirement bout for the undefeated fighter on September 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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