The January 2016 issue of The Ring magazine with Ronda Rousey on the cover is going to make history. That issue will be the first time ever that an MMA fighter will be on the cover and only the second time that the magazine has ever had a woman in that spot. So, this is a pretty big deal and one that, you can imagine, has raised some eyebrows and has got people talking. One of those people talking happens to be Floyd Mayweather Jr, who had this to say about it to FightHype.com:
"Well, you know, congratulations, but you know the sport is starting to look bad when a female fighter from a whole other sport is on the cover of a boxing book."
Not sure why he had to throw "female" in there, when he could have just said a "fighter from a whole other sport." But given Rousey and Mayweather's history, that comment is probably not as harsh as one might have expected. Instead, Mayweather took this opportunity to really lay into Oscar De La Hoya (who happens to own The Ring magazine):
"You gotta realize this, we all know Oscar De La Hoya owns the Ring Magazine. That shows you; he has no fighters but Canelo. Basically, it's like he's trying to steal her from Dana White. Richard Shaefer, he built Golden Boy from the ground up, helped them make tons and tons of money, and what did this guy do? This is real talk, how can Canelo or any fighter hold their head up high and say, 'You know what? I'm proud for Oscar, a guy that dressed in drag and been on coke.' I mean, the world knows this. How can you hold your head up high and say, 'You know what? I'm proud for this person to be my promoter'."
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