Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather have been embroiled in a strange, hypothetical matchup years before Conor McGregor ever uttered the boxing great's name. This was when Ronda Rousey was untouchable — destroying her opponents in mere seconds, and confident in her striking after getting multiple, quick, knockout wins. Could one of the best boxers ever last against Ronda's judo? Would Ronda vs. Floyd be karmic revenge for Mayweather's alleged domestic violence against women?
Floyd would scoff at the idea of fighting a woman, Ronda would mock Floyd. Ultimately, Mayweather would go on to finish his career undefeated while Ronda was demolished in her last two fights. Now, Floyd Mayweather is taking the high road and giving Ronda advice to, "keep her head up."
Game recognizes game, and no one can take what Ronda did for the sport of MMA and WMMA as a whole away from her. Everyone knows that. So even after the [erceived bad sportsmanship, the sh-t talk, and the challenges, it's Floyd who gets real about abuse and how Ronda can recover from her second devastating loss in a row.
Like Gob Bluth, Ronda Rousey is getting life lessons all over the place. People that were in her crosshairs are now rallying behind her with nothing but positive things to say. From Cris Cyborg to Floyd Mayweather. That's what makes combat sports so great.