According to Floyd Mayweather, rapper 50 Cent’s Instagram post taunting Ronda Rousey wasn’t his idea. In fact, Mayweather has stepped forward to offer Rousey help with her boxing skills. Rousey was knocked out by Holly Holm Sunday at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.
Mayweather and 50 Cent are long-time associates. “That’s (Instagram post) not true at all. I haven’t really spoke to anyone about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight. I don’t have anything against MMA fighters. It’s just like boxing; you win some, you lose some. A true champion can take a loss and bounce back,” the retired undefeated boxing king told FightHype.com.
50 Cent proceeded to delete the post after Mayweather denied its initial endorsement. In the Instagram post, 50 Cent had written: “LMAO Floyd told me to post this. He want(s) me to do the dirty work.”
Contrary to media reports, Mayweather said he had no personal differences with Rousey. “I think that the media plays a major part and they cut and chop and show only what they want to show. I just find it extremely funny that they say certain things about me. They come at me many different ways trying to discourage me, trying to defeat me, trying to discredit me.”
Rousey was subject a lot of hate over the last few days after her monumental defeat against Holm. In a rather unexpected comment, Mayweather offered to help the former UFC bantamweight champion, who got out-boxed by Holm on Sunday. “I want Ronda Rousey to hold her head up high and don’t let this discourage you. If you need help as far as with boxing, I’m here to help you,” said Mayweather in an extensive interview. “It’s all about timing and inches. Her ground game is unbelievable. She’ll be OK,” added Mayweather.
Asked if Rousey deserved an instant rematch, Mayweather said, “Me as a former fighter, I think that she needs some time off to regroup and refocus. I think they’re rushing her. They need to build Ronda Rousey back up, her confidence back up, even though I think she’s probably still confident.
“Let Holly fight, defend the title a few times, and build it. That’s what I would do, looking at it as being a former fighter and now promoter. I wouldn’t rush it,” added Mayweather.
Rousey has been way too vocal in the past. And some would argue that she’s reaping what she sowed.