Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has apologized to female mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey on Thursday laughing off a suggestion that the two could meet in the ring, saying he would have to take a major pay cut.
When asked if he would consider a face-off with Rousey, he responded: “Are you a comedian? You a comedian?”
“I am in the one hundred million dollar business, not the one hundred thousand dollar business,” he added.
Following the comment he made a year ago for mistakenly referring Rousey as a man, Mayweather did apologize at a news conference.
“They asked me about Ronda and I thought it was a guy. I didn’t know it was a female. I apologize. I wish her all the best,” Mayweather said.
Before knocking out Bethe Correia in a UFC fight on Saturday, Rousey called Mayweather out for his history of domestic violence after she beat Mayweather to win ESPY award for 2015 Best Fighter award.
“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” she said.
Mayweather is set for a world title fight against Andre Berto in Las Vegas on September.
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