Joe Rogan says Ronda Rousey would beat Floyd Mayweather

Posted: April 16, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion
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roganHere’s an age-old argument suitable for sitting at the bar and pounding down beers. But it has a twist. The old “who would win?” argument has been around ever since the gladiators—by the way, who would win…Maximus or Spartacus? But this one adds a different element: who wins…Ronda Rousey or Floyd Mayweather?

Joe Rogan thinks Ronda would have the advantage in an MMA bout, and it’s all about the clinch.

“Ronda Rousey. I’m not kidding you. It’s too hard to avoid the clinch. If you watch a Floyd Mayweather fight they very rarely end in a one-punch knockout, seconds into the fight. So if he’s not that kind of fighter, he has brittle hands, his hands break, especially if you’re talking about small gloves. Hands are going to break even easier. She keeps her chin tucked, hands high and gets a hold of him, one way or another, there’s going to be a lot of things she’s doing that he doesn’t understand. Trips, clinches, flips.”

That’s interesting to say the least. Without getting too much into the man vs. woman aspect, there’s no doubt Rousey’s judo, grappling and her use of knees and elbows would be a confusing assault for Mayweather if she got close enough to him. But Mayweather is a tremendous athlete with the ability to go berserk. Wouldn’t a single punch put Ronda on the defensive and create enough opening for Floyd to finish her early on?

Look at Randy Couture vs. that fatty, James Toney. First off, Floyd is far and away a more conditioned athlete than Toney was at that time; and he’s much closer to his prime than Toney was. Still, Couture knew it would only take one punch to lose the advantage over the boxer. He went for—and got—an immediate takedown. From there, Toney had no chance and was humiliated. My question is, could Ronda take down Floyd with such ease? I’m not so sure. Still Rogan is pretty confident. What do you think? Is he onto something? Or just on something?

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