Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: 'I don't know who he is' - NBC Sports

Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: 'I don't know who he is'
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July 16, 2014, 5:30 pm

Ronda Rousey is keenly aware of boxing pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather's credentials. It seems that Mayweather is not as familiar with hers -- or her gender, for that matter.

Asked in an interview with BoxingScene.com for his thoughts on Rousey, the bombshell mixed-martial arts star and the first and current UFC women's bantamweight champion, a confused Mayweather came up empty.

"I actually ... I don't even know who he is," Mayweather said.

Rousey made headlines recently with her assertion that she could beat Mayweather in an MMA-style street fight. She was backed up by UFC president and promoter Dana White, who told USA Today, "you take a street fight, Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly."

Rousey began her career as a judoka, competing at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and becoming the first-ever American woman to win an Olympic judo medal when she captured bronze in Beijing. She's since parlayed that into a successful MMA career that's seen her go undefeated en route to capturing the aforementioned championship, as well as a successful media career, including appearances in ESPN The Magazine's 2012 body issue, Maxim's 2013 hot 100 and appearances in the upcoming films Fast & Furious 7 and The Expendables 3.

Mayweather won a bronze medal in boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Games and has compiled a perfect 46-0 career mark while capturing world titles across five different weight classes over the course of his 18-year professional career. He'll next get in the ring on Sept. 13 in a rematch with Marcos Maidana, whom Mayweather defeated via majority decision in a highly contested bout in May.

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