Floyd 'Money' Mayweather has apologised to UFC Women's Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey after he confused her for a man in an interview earlier this week.
The comments hit the news earlier this week when a video was released by BoxingScene.com, which showed Mayweather telling reporters "I don't know who he is" and repeating the statement when asked.
Mayweather has apologised to Rousey though, after the UFC fighter won the ESPN's award for Best Female Athlete, the first time any mixed martial artist has won an ESPN award.
"I wish her congratulations because I didn't know who she was the other day. I apologize because I didn't know. I'm used to watching football and basketball. I'm not really into boxing like that. When they tell me, 'Floyd, you need to check out a fighter, you need to scout a fighter' I'll say, 'Well, let me see him. We need to sign him.'" Explained the undefeated boxing champ.
Mayweather also added that he was interested in having MMA fighters, and stars from other contact sports, join his promotion.
"Of course," said Mayweather. "Mayweather Promotions, we are the past, present and future of sports entertainment. And yes, we will get involved with other contact sports in the future."
Who would win in a fight?
The narrative of Rousey versus Mayweather has been going on ever since Rousey explained in an interview how she would approach a hypothetical fight with him.
Although she conceded the stand up edge, Rousey said she felt strong about her ground game while UFC President, Dana White said he thinks Rousey would ;hurt Mayweather bad'.
White also claimed he 'understood' Mayweather's comments stating that the fighter was at impasse of admitting who she was and that she would beat him in a fight.
"What's Floyd going to say? That's a lose-lose situation for Floyd." Said White.
"For him to even acknowledge that he knows who Ronda is, and that she could possibly beat him in a fight, ya know, that's what I'd expect him to say."
Expect the hypotheticals to carry on for a while but it's always going to be lose-lose situation for Mayweather if he responds to the 'who would win?' questions.
If he admits he'd lose, people think less of him. If he says he'd beat Rousey, people would bash him for wanting to fight a woman in the first place.
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