After Ronda Rousey was brutally knocked out by Holly Holm on Saturday at UFC 193, many on social media mercilessly mocked her except for one person, Floyd Mayweather.
Yesterday, Mayweather spoke to Fight Hype to defend Rousey against social media trolls who turned on her.
“I don’t think it’s cool how everyone is trolling her on social media. Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it’s nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don’t think is cool. I’ve never been on the other side, so I don’t know how it feels. I’m pretty sure she’s a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings,” Mayweather explained. “Everything happens for a reason. This was already written. Listen, if God says, ‘In Floyd’s career, I don’t want him to lose,’ you know what? I wasn’t going to lose. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t took a loss before. I’m not talking about boxing; I’m just talking about life. When you lose a loved one, that’s taking a loss. I think that everything is just a learning experience. In due time, she’ll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts
Of course, Mayweather couldn’t resist throwing a small jab at Rousey while defending her by saying “he doesn’t know how Rousey feels because he’s never lost” but at the same time he does seem genuinely sympathetic towards her.
Later in the interview, Mayweather also offered up his services to help out with her boxing.
I want Ronda Rousey to hold her head up high and don’t let this discourage you. If you need help as far as with boxing, I’m here to help you. It’s all about timing and inches. Her ground game is unbelievable. She’ll be okay.
We’ll see if Rousey takes up Floyd on that offer.
H/T Fight Hype