UFC commentator Joe Rogan raised some eyebrows when he said that women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would be able to beat multi-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight.
It may sound a bit ridiculous to many, but UFC president Dana White is right alongside Rogan in believing that Rousey would take it too “Pretty Boy Floyd.”
During an appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation on Wednesday to promote this weekend’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, White was asked whether or not he believed Rousey could beat Mayweather in a fight. Not only does he believe that Rousey could beat Mayweather, but he believes she could do so convincingly.
“Yah. You put Ronda Rousey in any fight situation, a street fight, a mixed martial arts fight, not only does she beat Floyd, she’ll hurt Floyd really bad,” White said. “But, you put Ronda Rousey in a boxing match, obviously you know what’s going to happen there. But a real fight,Ronda Rousey will hurt Floyd.
“I don’t know how many people have seen Floyd Mayweather in real life, he’s this big (holding hand waist high). He’s this big. Ronda get’s her hands on him, she’ll hurt him. I have seen Ronda throw big men, and hurt them.”
The obvious difference in the fighter’s ground skill would be the big difference, and it isn’t too crazy to say that Rousey may actually be strong than Mayweather. However, while it is a fun debate, it is obviously something that we will never see happen.
You can watch White’s entire SportsNation interview below: