Boxing‘s Pound 4 Pound King Floyd “Money” Mayweather had nothing but good things and words of encouragement for former UFC champion Ronda Rousey. He’s even went as far as to offer her some boxing assistance for the rematch.
Floyd spoke with Fighthype.com, here’s a few excerpts from the interview in the video:
BT: Do you think the back and forth between you two was something blown out of proportion by the media?
FM: 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. It’s no different from in the past, you know, sometimes you say certain things and you don’t mean what you say. We’re only human, we make mistakes, and like I said before, I apologize for not knowing who she was at one particular time. That just shows you how focused I was on my craft. When they said, “Floyd Mayweather didn’t know who you were,” at one particular time, my comment back would have been, “Well, in due time, he’ll know. The world will know.” I don’t have anything against anyone. A lot of times I speak, I speak from the heart. I think we have to conduct ourselves better. There’s just little small things that I think can hurt you in the long run.
BT: Champ, I hear you’re about to get on your plane. Is there anything else you want to say before you have to go?
FM: 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. It’s all about timing and inches. Her ground game is unbelievable. She’ll be okay. You know, but I’m waiting for the comeback of Jon Jones and the other guy that Jon Jones faced before [Daniel Cormier]. I would love to sponsor those guys. I look forward to working with a lot of MMA fighters as far as teaching them boxing techniques. It’s the little small things in contact sports that can take you to that next level.