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Ronda Rousey Wins ESPY, Trashes Floyd Mayweather

The 28-year-old fiery champion unleashed a pipe bomb live on the ESPY red carpet.

Ronda Rousey Working the Pads

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is the most dangerous female fighter on the planet and now she has a new piece of hardware to show for it. 

The 28-year-old accepted the ESPY award for Best Fighter last night in Los Angeles, while throwing shade at the pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who reportedly claims he does now even know about Rousey. The Mayweather comments come just after the two-minute mark.

“I can’t help but really say that I wonder how Floyd [Mayweather] feels about being beat by a woman for once,” said Rousey upon receiving her ESPY. "I'd like to see you pretend to not know who I am now." This isn’t the first award for “Rowdy.” She has also been named the Most Dominant Athlete Alive by Business Insider. 

She can put the smack down on just about anybody, from reporters to Jerry Ferrara of Entourage. Her win-or-die attitude is what has Rousey defending her 135-pound title for the sixth straight time. The former Olympian will face Brazilian striker Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on PPV on August 1.

Check out training footage from Rousey’s camp ahead of that grudge match. First up is a right hook to the head followed by a left hook downstairs:

Here's some light sparring:

"Light" Mma sparring.... #UFC190 #Aug1st #andSTILL

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