Ultimate Fighting Championship boxer Ronda Rousey's barb prompts welterweight star Floyd Mayweather to stress she earns far less than him
Los Angeles: Verbal sparring between Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Ronda Rousey continued as the unbeaten welterweight champ laughed off the mixed martial arts star's dig at his earning power. “Big bank take little bank,” Mayweather said in a statement that was posted on TMZ Sports.
“Let’s play and see how much money you got. Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes,” added Mayweather, a reference to the publication’s ranking of the world’s highest-paid sports figures.
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Rousey, a former Olympic judoka who is the biggest global star on the UFC circuit, had taunted Mayweather on Wednesday, reckoning she earns more per second than he does. “When he learns to read and write, he can text me,” Rousey told the gossip website.
Mayweather’s $300 million in earnings over 12 months as calculated by Forbes in June includes his take from his May mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao, the highest-grossing in boxing history. He said Rousey wasn’t in his league. “She will never be at my status,” he told TMZ. “Keep trying to get publicity.”