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Ronda Rousey’s Reaction To Manny Pacquiao Claiming That She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey’s Reaction To Manny Pacquiao Claiming That She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather

UFC legend Ronda Rousey admitted that she fancied her chances against Floyd Mayweather if they fought in a no-holds-barred match.

Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao argued in 2015 that Rousey could have beaten his fierce rival in an MMA fight.

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"[Can she beat him?] I believe so," he said. "She's strong. Strong enough to beat Floyd Mayweather in MMA."

UFC Hall of Famer Rousey took part in an 'Ask Me Anything' session on Reddit that same year and a fan decided to find out how if she agreed with Pacquiao's comments.

The 32-year-old ruled out her chances in a boxing match, but she claimed in a no-holds-barred fight that she could "beat anyone on this planet."

Credit: Ronda Rousey/Facebook
Credit: Ronda Rousey/Facebook
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She explained: "Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time.

"He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don't get into 'matches.'

"I fight for a living. In a no-rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet.

"Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at.

"But you said ruleless fight, and that's my honest answer."

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Dana White, who once revealed how Rousey beat up two men at a movie theatre, has also weighed in on a fight between Mayweather and the ex-UFC superstar.

White explained: "In a boxing match, Floyd beats her all day long.

"In a street fight or in the octagon, she hurts him bad."

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Credit: PA
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Rousey left MMA in 2016 after suffering devastating back-to-back defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes inside the octagon.

She has since signed with WWE and become an instant hit with fans, though she has been on hiatus since WrestleMania 35 in April.

However, Rousey has confirmed that she is plotting her stunning WWE comeback.

Mayweather, 42, has also revealed that he is "coming out of retirement in 2020."

The undefeated former boxer wrote on social media last month: "Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020."

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Topics: Baddest Woman on the Planet, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Money, UFC, Ronda Rousey, MMA, Floyd Mayweather

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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