"If Ronda got a clinch on him, it's not just about worrying about getting taken down to the ground, it's worrying about knees to the body. It's worrying about her manipulating his body in a way he doesn't understand. He would have to go with the very best trainers in the world and spend a good, solid six months to a year on nothing but grappling. Ronda Rousey. I'm not kidding you. It's too hard to avoid the clinch. If you watch a Floyd Mayweather fight they very rarely end in a one-punch knockout, seconds into the fight. So if he's not that kind of fighter, he has brittle hands, his hands break, Especially if you're talking about small gloves. Hands are going to break even easier. She keeps her chin tucked, hands high and gets a hold of him, one way or another, there's going to be a lot of things she's doing that he doesn't understand. Trips, clinches, flips. But that's only now. If you gave Floyd time? He's a fantastic athlete. You could teach a guy like that to do anything. He could learn gymnastics if you gave him enough time. He would have to dedicate himself to a really great trainer and really work on his defense. Get out of the clinch! If you're in a clinch with her you're going flying. That's the reality."
Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queenpin Ronda Rousey -- no stranger to dropping boxing champions -- has already outlined her gameplan to defeat boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in a crossover fantasy fight (see her strategy here). UFC color commentator Joe Rogan tells ESPN's Sports Nation (via MMA Fighting) that he's among those who believe "Money" would get shortchanged against the "Rowdy" Olympian, simply because the unblemished pugilist doesn't have the skills to prevent the takedown. In fact, Mayweather would need to end the fight via one-punch knockout -- something he doesn't do very often -- before Rousey can get her mitts on his tiny frame. If and when she does, there is very little he can do to stay out of the submission. But in a straight up boxing match? That's a different story altogether. Unless any fight fans out there in the peanut gallery see it a different way?