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UFC champ Ronda Rousey puts Laila Ali on blast for size snub: 'I'm around'

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Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Laila Ali is not impressed with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Despite the fact that "Rowdy" is undefeated in 11 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights and has never been to the judges' scorecards, the retired pugilist believes the Olympian is "too small" to hang with her if they ever had the opportunity to throw down (see those comments here).

Rousey told The Daily Beast she welcomes the challenge:

"If she wants to take me up on that, I'm around. She's retired and has several kids. I understand why she'd think that because she has a size advantage, but if you saw my last fight it had nothing to do with size or strength at all. That's not how I beat people. So you can't count having a size and strength advantage as having a real advantage against me."

Hear that, Cyborg?

Rousey, unfortunately, has been known to draw the ire of female boxers (and her longtime coach isn't doing her any favors in that department), but it's also no secret that many top names in the "sweet science" (like this one) despise cage fighters.

Can't we all just get along?