MMA female superstar and champion Ronda Rousey slammed boxer Floyd Mayweather in the latest round of their continued battle of wits and jabs at this week’s ESPN ESPY awards when she took the title of “Best Fighter.” After accepting her award on the live broadcast, she asked, “I wonder how Floyd feels about being beat by a woman for once?”
Mayweather’s sore loser response was for Rousey to give him a call when she makes $300 million on a single night. The boxer reported earned that for his boring washout against the washed-up Manny Pacquiao.
But boring or not, that’s pretty good nightly earnings. However, according to Rousey, she’s earning about three times what her male counterpart is bringing in, on a per-second basis. Rousey is notorious for short fights—she laid to rest her latest contender, the outspoken Bethe Correia in a pitiful thirty-four seconds. Given that the UFC is quite stingy with their payouts and the fact they do not publicly disclose their numbers, it’s difficult to know who actually wins the per-second battle.
Nevertheless, Rousey does win in the comeback column. Her response to Mayweather’s “give me a call,” quip, was “when he learns to read and write, he can text me…. I’m just a little bit more efficient.” As one can assume, there has been no further comments from Mayweather at this time.
“[Floyd] said ‘You make $300 million a night, then you can give me a call’ … and I actually did the math and given the numbers of my last fight, I’m actually the highest paid UFC fighter and I’m a woman.”
She continued, “I think I actually make 2-3 times more than he does per second … so when he learns to read and write, he can text me.”
The photog asked, “So you actually make more than he does?”
Ronda responded, “Yeah, I’m just more efficient.”
The 48-0 boxer is set to fight Andre Berto on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It’s Mayweather’s final fight on his contract and the 38-year-old says it will be his last pro fight. Meanwhile, Rousey (12-0) is preparing to fight Holly Holm at UFC 195 on Jan. 2 at the same venue as Mayweather-Berto.
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