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UFC fighter Ronda Rousey wins an ESPY and slams Floyd Mayweather: He got “beat by a woman for once”

Adam Pasick
By Adam Pasick

Senior Editor

Mixed martial arts champion Ronda Rousey had some choice words for boxing champ Floyd Mayweather when she beat him out for the ESPY award for best fighter last night.

“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” she said on the red carpet following the event.

Mayweather has long and ugly history of domestic violence, spanning 10 years and five different women, including a guilty plea for battery that earned him a 90-day stint in jail.

“I’d like to see you pretend not to know who I am now,” Rousey added, referring to a 2014 interview in which Mayweather was asked if he could beat Rousey in a fight, and professed ignorance about who she was.

Rousey has drawn controversy herself by refusing to fight the transgender fighter Fallon Fox, claiming that Fox has an unfair advantage. Many medical experts disagree with that contention.

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