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Floyd Mayweather congratulates Ronda Rousey for making boxing look bad with Ring Magazine cover

"Money" doesn't see a silver lining to UFC's pound-for-pound star being given a cover of a prominent boxing magazine.

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Self-proclaimed "retired" boxing powerhouse Floyd Mayweather Jr. hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tour de force Ronda Rousey. In fact, they've routinely fired shots at one another in recent months over "Rowdy's" dig at the 2015 ESPYs, as well as the amount of bread they bring in.

Now, "Money" weighs in on the pound-for-pound stalwart's controversial Ring Magazine cover through

"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. You gotta realize this: we all know Oscar De La Hoya owns the Ring Magazine. That shows you; he has no fighters but Canelo (Alvarez). Basically, it's like he's trying to steal her from Dana White. 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."

The head honcho over at Mayweather Promotions previously defeated owner of Ring Magazine and Golden Boy Promotions De La Hoya in May 2007 via split decision.

Rousey, whose amassed a bevvy of sponsorship deals and made several high-profile appearances on various morning talk shows and ESPN programming, intends on making a living racking up belts in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the professional boxing world after she leaves UFC for good.

When Rousey does indeed move on from mixed martial arts (MMA), De La Hoya will be there to greet her if and when the Glendale Fight Club product decides to make her debut in the squared circle.

Her MMA coach believes she could do some damage, but she's not the greatest in the stand-up, according to this renowned boxing trainer.

But before any of that happens, the 28-year-old needs to successfully defend her 135-pound strap for the seventh consecutive time against ex-boxing champion Holly Holm at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (Nov. 14, 2015), after which she might "disappear for a while."

For the complete UFC 193: "Rousey vs. Holm" fight card and results, including play-by-play updates, click here and here.

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