Floyd Mayweather: Boxing looks bad with Ronday Rousey on ‘Ring Magazine’ cover

The Ring Magazine curiously decided to stamp UFC champion Ronda Rousey on the cover of their Jan. 2016 issue, which is set to hit newsstands on Nov. 15.

The boxing publication has been around since 1922, and earning your place on the cover is considered an accomplishment for any boxer. That Ring Magazine would select an athlete from a different sport to grace the front didn’t set too well with a certain retired pugilist.

“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,” Floyd Mayweather, who has verbally jousted with the UFC star over the past year, told FightHype. “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 (UFC president) Dana White.”

Mayweather, who hung up the gloves (at least for now) after a September win over Andre Berto, made waves when he said he didn’t know “who he is” when asked about the UFC star last year. Rousey shot back after besting Mayweather for the ESPY award for best fighter, saying “I’d like to see you pretend not to know who I am now.” She also asked him how it felt to get “beat by a woman for once,” a reference to his domestic violence incidents.

“Money” also took the time to take a shot at one of his former opponents.

“Richard Schaefer, he built Golden Boy from the ground up, helped them make tons and tons of money, and what did (Oscar) do?,” Mayweather said. “This is real talk. How can Canelo (Alvarez) 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.’”

Source: MSN

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