Like countless sports fans, I would overpay to watch a Pay Per View no-rules fight featuring undefeated welterweight boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. square off in the UFC Octagon against undefeated MMA fighter Ronda Rousey.
Yesterday on ESPN, the always self-aggrandizing Mayweather responded to Rousey’s recent comments, “I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once. I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now,” by avoiding them completely.
The narcissistic fighter answered Rousey’s jab with a counter punch that he’s the best fighter ever and no one should begin to challenge him until they’ve also earned $300 million in 36 minutes.
Few would argue Mayweather’s excellence in the ring. However, many (including me) would love to speculate what would transpire if a no-holds-barred-bout actually did happen and the preening little Mayweather tried to defend himself by not running around inside the ropes to avoid his opponent.
And, many more would enjoy seeing the mouthy 38 year-old, 150 lb. Mayweather, a convicted domestic abuser and batterer, go toe to toe against a confident, but ferocious and athletically gifted 28 year-old, 135 lb. female.
His advancing age, a no-rules environment and an overwhelming fan base eager to see his defeat will preclude this much ballyhooed bout from ever happening.
Plus, Floyd would never admit it publicly that he probably would not beat a highly inspired Rousey in the cage.
That’s why Pretty Boy Floyd will wag his tongue incessantly and carefully avoid Rousey directly.
On the other hand, the bantamweight MMA extraordinaire will continue dominating the Octagon against female opponent foolishly brazen enough to enter it.
And, that’s my 2 cents even if it’s fun to argue, “what if?”
Whom do you think would win?
MIKE on sports!