For a while now, Dana White, the UFC president himself, has been talking about how Ronda Rousey, the UFC's Women's Bantamweight Champion would do in a street fight against Floyd Mayweather, considered by most to be the best boxer in the world. While many people are divided on the issue, Dana seems pretty confident that it wouldn't even be a fight, that Rousey would kill him. Floyd responded in a recent interview by simply saying: "I don't even know who he (Ronda) is."
It's funny on the surface. Firstly, Ronda is clearly a woman's name, and secondly, she's one of the most talked about athletes in combat sports. She's arguably the Women's MMA equivalent to Floyd. They're both very polarizing figures in their respective sports. They're both also incredibly dominant in their sports. Rousey doesn't have the years that Floyd has yet, but she's well on her way. No female fighter in the past has blown through competition like she has been. I'm not a terribly big fan of her's, but you can't argue with her success. There's no way Floyd doesn't know who she is.
The response, like much of Mayweather's character, was very smart and thought out, if not entirely genuine. It would've come off as terrible, especially with his past of domestic violence, if he came out and said he'd kick a woman's ass, even if it happens to be the baddest woman on the planet. It would be ridiculous and terrible for his image for him to even indulge the topic, so he simply brushed it off. Kudos, Mr. Mayweather. Well-played.
In my opinion, if Ronda fought smart, which from the way she's been talking it sounds like she would, then I think she'd win. Sure, Floyd is far stronger, and if he clipped her it'd probably be over, but as soon as she, a Judo black belt and Olympic bronze medalist, got her hands on him, he'd be done. He simply has no training in anything beyond boxing, and boxing is far too limited to handle Ronda's skill-set.