Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey have thrown shade at each other publicly many a times but following Ronda Rousey’s defeat to Holly Holm, Mayweather is not only defending her from critics but has also offered his help to develop her boxing skills.
Holm defeated Rousey in the second round of their main event match at UFC 193 to win Women’s Bantamweight title.
Being a fighter himself, Mayweather could understand the emotions Ronda is going through following her loss and has thereby declared that he would be more than happy to help Rousey with her boxing to make her return to action in the future.
“I want Ronda Rousey to hold her head up high and don’t let this discourage you. If you need help as far as with boxing, I’m here to help you,”Mayweather told Fighthype.com.
“It’s all about timing and inches. Her ground game is unbelievable. She’ll be OK.”
The two fighters have shared considerable harsh words over the years with Mayweather recently stating that Rousey being on the cover of Ring magazine made boxing look bad. But Mayweather seemed to have a change of heart now for according to reports Mayweather realized that Rousey got more attention talking about him and her opponents leading up to a fight.
Insisting that whatever was said was always business and never personal for him Mayweather goes on to say, “”I mean, even with the things that Ronda Rousey said about me, sometimes we need to be guided in the right way. Do I think that she really meant what she said? Absolutely not.”
“You know, it’s crazy, to get to where I got to, I didn’t have no sponsors. I mean, today, people are overnight sensations. I commend Dana White and the Fertitta brothers for being able to take a female and make her so huge in a contact sport. I commend them for that, but she had to do her part also, and she did her part.”
“If I was her, I would’ve used Floyd Mayweather’s name also. She’s supposed to do that. It’s business, it’s not personal, and I understand business.”
Regarding the rematch between Rousey and Holm, Mayweather feels that a rematch is not the best idea at this point.
“As a former fighter, I think that she needs some time off to regroup and refocus. I think they’re rushing her. They need to build Ronda Rousey back up, her confidence back up, even though I think she’s probably still confident,” Mayweather said.
“Let Holly fight, defend the title a few times, and build it.”
“That’s what I would do, looking at it as being a former fighter and now promoter. I wouldn’t rush it. What I would do, I would put them on the same card fighting against different opponents and then slowly build it up. It’s all about timing. That’s what I did with the (Manny) Pacquiao fight. The fight went from me making $100 million to me making $300 million, so it’s all about timing.”t idea at this point.”
In addition to offering Rousey his help, Mayweather is also interested in working with more MMA fighters including former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his opponent Daniel Cormier.