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    Well worth the wait for ESPYs Best Fighter Ronda Rousey as she finally fires back at Floyd Mayweather

    Jul 18, 2015

    BEWARE the fury of a patient woman.

    UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey said she waited “a whole year” for the chance to call out undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    In a 2014 interview after winning over Rousey in the ESPYs, the flamboyant Mayweather claimed he did not know the accomplished mixed martial arts fighter’s name, achievement and even gender.

    “It was a real subtle and snarky jab at me. I was actually nominated for “Best fighter of the Year” that year with him. So I knew he knew who I was. He actually has MMA fighters signed to him so I know he knows who I am," Rousey told Boxing Scene’s Carlos Boogs.

    “I was just sitting there on the couch one day, post surgery, my leg just got operated on, and I was like, 'Okay, I’m patient. I’m going to get you at the right time. And you’re going to say, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t have said that about that chick.'”

    The feisty fighter added she was willing to wait another year if she failed to win the ESPY this year, “I would have waited for the right time to remind him that he shouldn’t mess with me. I would be interested to hear him pretend that he doesn’t know who I am now.”

    In this year’s ESPY Awards, Rousey bested Mayweather for Best Fighter and on live television took a jab at Mayweather’s expense, noting his past criminal background.

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    Mayweather was imprisoned for two months in 2012 for six counts of domestic abuse after he was found guilty of beating up the mother of his three children in 2010.

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