Ladies and gentlemen, undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is innocent!
Just ask him, he'll tell you.
Despite a longstanding beef with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey, who was knocked out by Holly Holm last weekend in Australia, "Money" claims he is not the mastermind behind online memes posted by 50 Cent (sample), and insists that trolling her on social media is "not cool."
From his conversation with Fight Hype:
"That's not true at all. I haven't really spoke to anyone about the Ronda Rousey situation, just to set the record straight. I don't have anything against MMA fighters. It's just like boxing; you win some, you lose some. A true champion can take a loss and bounce back. I don't think it's cool how everyone is trolling her on social media. Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it's nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don't think is cool. I've never been on the other side, so I don't know how it feels. I'm pretty sure she's a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings. I think that everything is just a learning experience. In due time, she'll be able to bounce back and make some noise again in mixed martial arts."
Rousey went after Mayweather at the 2015 ESPY awards and continues to get lumped in with the unblemished pugilist, thanks in part to comments like this. That said, it doesn't sound like Mayweather took any of that stuff personally, unless this is all part of the act (and some next-level trolling).
For much more on Rousey's knockout loss to Holm including video highlights click here.