Ronda Rousey shocked the nation last week when she made a comment about Floyd Mayweather’s abusive past.
After winning the Best Fighter Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards, Ronda fired back at Mayweather who over a year ago said he “didn’t know who he is.”
“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” Rousey told a reporter. “I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now.”
She continued, “I know for damn sure he knew who I was. He was running against me for Best Fighter that year, and he had signed MMA fighters, so his feigned ignorance was meant to really be a snarky remark to me. … I don’t let those kind of things slide, but I’m also a patient girl. I’m not the kind of chick you make snarky remarks about. I waited a whole year to say something. And you know what? If I didn’t win Best Fighter this year, I would have waited two years or three years.”
So while on the orange carpet for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, HipHollywood caught up with MMA champion Tito Ortiz to get his reaction on Ronda’s remark. Unfortunately, Ortiz managed to beat around the bush and not directly answer the question. He did however share whether or not Rousey could beat Mayweather in the octagon. “It would be a quick submission. Ronda would close the gap and take him down. Really quick. Super quick. Like stupid quick.”
Ortiz continued, “It’s two separate sports. People have to understand it’s like apples and oranges. It’s like comparing chess to checkers. Mixed martial arts is chess and checkers is boxing. They don’t compare at all. It’s like a kids game compared to a romance game.”