Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. shared his view with FightHype.com on the recent news that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would grace the cover of The Ring magazine in the January 2016 issue.
“Well, you know, congratulations, but you know the sport is starting to look bad when a female fighter from a whole other sport is on the cover of a boxing book,” Mayweather said.
Rousey is only the second woman to ever style on the cover of the niche magazine that has been in publication since 1922. The prominent star will be the first MMA fighter to ever be put on the cover of the magazine, which has raised a lot of eyebrows. Mayweather took a direct stab at a former opponent of his for being involved.
“You gotta realize this, we all know Oscar De La Hoya owns the Ring Magazine. That shows you; he has no fighters but Canelo. Basically, it’s like he’s trying to steal her from Dana White. Richard Shaefer, he built Golden Boy from the ground up, helped them make tons and tons of money, and what did this guy do? This is real talk, how can Canelo or any fighter hold their head up high and say, ‘You know what? I’m proud for Oscar, a guy that dressed in drag and been on coke.’ I mean, the world knows this. How can you hold your head up high and say, ‘You know what? I’m proud for this person to be my promoter’.”
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