Would Ronda Rousey beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight? UFC’s Dana White says yes.

Dana White says a lot of things. Just read Rick Maese’s fascinating profile on the UFC president that ran earlier this week in The Post. It’s what White does — he says things, profanely and provocatively — and it’s one reason why UFC is more or less a money-printing machine right now.

His latest bold statement: That UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would beat five-time boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight.

“You take a street fight, Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly,” White said Thursday at UFC 173 media day in Las Vegas. “You do an MMA fight, same result. Boxing match, Floyd Mayweather chews her up.”

One would think such a fight would probably never get off the ground: The thought of Mayweather, who has been arrested numerous times for violence against women, actually fighting a woman in a sanctioned bout would probably break the Internet. But if it did, this much is certain: Mayweather would probably bet on himself.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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