Floyd Mayweather must be taking pointers from Meek Mill.
Three weeks after Ronda Rousey ethered him, “Back to Back” style, at the ESPYS – seriously, “I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once?” might be the most diabolical diss of 2015 – Mayweather finally responded with his very own “Wanna Know,” though it took a media blitz ahead of his “farewell” fight against Andre Berto to get him to do it. And while it’s a bummer that we have to spend the next month hearing about what will likely be little more than another glorified hugging contest, at least Money can no longer duck questions about the Rowdy One.
Case in point: When Mayweather stopped by SportsCenter on Friday, it didn’t take long before he was asked how upset he was over not being recognized as the best fighter in the world. He started by saying all the right things – congratulations to Rousey and the UFC, yada yada – all while reminding everyone about the five ESPYs sitting on his mantel at home.
When poked a tad more, though, he couldn’t help but take a jab at the women’s bantamweight champ. And, of course, he did it by bringing up his bank account. You know, just in case you weren’t aware that he’s literally stacking cash.
“I just say that, you know, I’ve yet to see any MMA fighter or other boxer make over $300 million in 36 minutes,” Mayweather said, referencing his payday for defeating Manny Pacquiao. “You know, when she can do that, then call me.”
In a separate interview with For The Win, Mayweather claims that he still doesn’t know much about Rousey, but wishes her nothing but the best moving forward. While it was far from a snarky response, Rousey will almost certainly find a way to use it as motivation. Just ask Bethe Correia