UFC color commentator is a firm believer in Ronda Rousey’s skills.
So much so he feels the UFC female bantamweight champion would defeat boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a fight.
Rogan, appearing on “ESPN’s SportsNation” recently, discussed the idea of a Rousey-Mayweather bout going down.
“If Ronda got a clinch on him, it is not just about being taken down to the ground, it is worrying about knees to the body,” Rogan said. “It is too hard to avoid the clinch. If you watch a Floyd fight, they very rarely end in a one-punch knockout.
“He has brittle hands. His hands break. You are talking about small gloves where hands are going to break even easier. She keeps her chin tucked, hands high and gets hold of you; there is going to be a lot of things she is doing that he doesn’t understand.”
Maybe Rogan is right, but what if Mayweather, a five-division world boxing champion, did land a shot? Could Rousey survive that kind of power?
Mayweather is set to defend his WBC and The Ring welterweight titles against Marcos Maidana in May, with the WBA welterweight crown also on the line. He is 45-0 in his career, but has not scored a finish since a 2011 knockout of Victor Ortiz.
Rousey recently scored her first knockout win in MMA, defeating Sara McMann.
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