Mixed Martial Artist Ronda Rousey Was the One (Amazing) Person to Bring Up Sports' Domestic Violence Problem Last Night


Ronda Rousey
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Ronda Rousey can wrestle another UFC fighter to the ground in 14 seconds, but she can *destroy* a professional athlete whose record of violence
against women has been largely swept under the rug in even less time than that.

At Wednesday night's ESPY Awards, the Best Fighter winner
took nominee Floyd Mayweather to task, calling him out for his history of domestic abuse. (He has pleaded guilty in two incidents and served 90 days in jail for beating his ex-girlfriend in the presence of their children.)

"I wonder how Floyd
feels being beat by a woman for once. I'd like to see him pretend not to know
who I am now."

GIF - Bill Murray Excited

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(FYI, she's talking about this video in which Mayweather says
"Actually, I don't even know who he is" when the interviewer asks him about his
thoughts on Rousey.)

Roasted. Someone get the man some aloe and Rowdy a crown because, you know, she's the queen. 

Chelsea Peng
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