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Floyd Mayweather comes to Ronda Rousey's defense

Floyd Mayweather tells the public that it's wrong the way Ronda Rousey has been trolled online the past few days and offers to help Rousey with her striking.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

For starters, Floyd Mayweather wanted to make it clear to the public that he in no way condoned 50 Cent's trolling of Ronda Rousey following her devastating second round knockout. In fact, Floyd tells FightHype that it's wrong the amount of trolling Rousey has received in general, stating that fickle fans can love you one day, and then ridicule you the next.

"I don't think it's cool how everyone is trolling her on social media. Certain things you have to learn. People will love you on Friday and then Sunday morning, it's nothing but negative comments and people making jokes and people making fun about you, which I don't think is cool. I've never been on the other side, so I don't know how it feels. I'm pretty sure she's a very, very strong person, but we still have to take into consideration that she has feelings," Mayweather explained.

Floyd then goes on to support Rousey by saying he thinks she'll be able to get back on the horse and make some waves in women's MMA again after some time off to refocus.

"Me as a former fighter, I think that she needs some time off to regroup and refocus. I think they're rushing her. They need to build Ronda Rousey back up, her confidence back up, even though I think she's probably still confident. Let Holly fight, defend the title a few times, and build it."

But to take things a step further, Floyd, surprisingly, even offered to coach Ronda on improving her boxing game, suggesting that would make her a much more well-rounded fighter.

"I want Ronda Rousey to hold her head up high and don't let this discourage you. If you need help as far as with boxing, I'm here to help you. It's all about timing and inches. Her ground game is unbelievable. She'll be okay. You know, but I'm waiting for the comeback of Jon Jones and the other guy that Jon Jones faced before [Daniel Cormier]. I would love to sponsor those guys. I look forward to working with a lot of MMA fighters as far as teaching them boxing techniques. It's the little small things in contact sports that can take you to that next level."

Obviously some of these statements shine through the lens of Floyd "The Promoter," but it's nice to see the oft vilified Mayweather offering some constructive support here when he could easily be taking the opportunity to kick Rousey while she's down and out.

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