Ronda Rousey says she could hang with Floyd Mayweather in MMA bout

Ronda Rousey says she could hang with Floyd Mayweather in MMA bout

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Ronda Rousey says she could hang with Floyd Mayweather in MMA bout

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by NICK SCHWARTZ / USA TODAY Sports 'For The Win'

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 10:23 AM

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has never lost a match in her professional career. When asked if she could beat Floyd Mayweather, another undefeated champion, in an MMA match, Rousey didn’t back down.

Rousey joined Power 106 FM and described her game plan.

“I would drop down to the ground and crawl over to him as fast as I can,” Rousey said. “I wouldn’t even stand up, I wouldn’t be near him. I would just do a little army crawl over there… I would just be skittering after him like the one dude in Bloodsport that was doing the whole monkey crawl fight system. I would do that. I would just bear crawl over there, too low for him to hit me, and tackle him down.”

The tale of the tape gives Mayweather a distinct physical advantage. Rousey fights at 135 pounds, 17 fewer than Mayweather weighed in at during his last fight. Mayweather also has a reach advantage of six inches and a height advantage of one inch — but Rousey makes a good point. If she was able to get Mayweather to the ground, her MMA experience would give her a huge edge.

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