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article imageUFC's Ronda Rousey mocks Mayweather at ESPY awards

By Leo Reyes     Jul 16, 2015 in Sports
Unbeaten UFC defending bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey bagged the "Best Fighter" award during the Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, beating boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather.
Rousey (11-0) is coming off a first round win against Cat Zingano last February, the quickest finish (14 seconds.) ever in a UFC title fight.
After receiving the award, Rousey said she wondered how Mayweather felt about being "beaten by a woman for once," in reference to Mayweather's history of domestic violence against women.
Mayweather has a long history of involvement in domestic violence against women, the last being a domestic quarrel with the mother of two of his children. In a lawsuit filed by girlfriend Josie Harris, Mayweather made a deal with prosecutors as he pled no contest to two counts of misdemeanor harassment. Mayweather served time in jail and was released in August 2012.
Mayweather has downplayed Rousey's statements about his long history of domestic violence against women.
In one of his interviews, Mayweather said he is not familiar with Rousey and her achievements.
"I'd like to see you [Mayweather] pretend not to know who I am now," said Rousey who is set to defend her bantamweight title in Rio de Janeiro in August.
Mayweather was expected to receive this year's ESPY award following his victory over Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao last May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather is set to return to the ring on Sept. 12 for his retirement fight.
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