Ronda Rousey ‘around’ if Laila Ali wants to fight her | Inquirer Sports

Ronda Rousey ‘around’ if Laila Ali wants to fight her

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:03 PM March 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Never the one to back down out of a fight, Ronda Rousey responded to Laila Ali’s claim that “no woman in the world” can beat her.

Ali, a retired unbeaten professional boxer, recently told TMZ that Rousey is too small for her.

“She’s like the size of my daughter. My three-year-old.”

Well, Rousey didn’t take lightly to Ali’s taunts.


Rousey told Daily Beast that she’s available if Ali wants to take up that challenge.

“If she wants to take me up on that, I’m around,” Rousey said. “She’s retired and has several kids. I understand why she’d think that because she has a size advantage, but if you saw my last fight it had nothing to do with size or strength at all.”

Yup, it’s true. Rousey never looked at her size as a disadvantage as she annihilated Cat Zingano’s arm to retain her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title in a fight that only lasted 14 seconds.

Or several seconds of a submission move, depends on who’s watching.


“That’s how I beat people. So you can’t count having a size and strength advantage as having a real advantage against me,” Rousey said.

Ali finished her boxing career in 2007 with a 24-0 card, 21 of those wins came by way of knockout.


Rousey, meanwhile, is unbeaten in 11 fights and she has yet to reach the 25-minute mark.

Her last four title defenses inside the Octagon lasted a quick 2:34. Talk about fast.

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Ali, though, posted on Twitter telling everyone to calm down saying that she’s “retired and not interested in fighting anyone.”

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