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Mayweather and UFC star Rousey in verbal sparring bout

Mayweather and UFC star Rousey in verbal sparring bout

August 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Ag 28 ― Verbal sparring between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Ronda Rousey continued yesterday as the unbeaten welterweight champ laughed off the mixed martial arts star's dig at his earning power. “Big bank take little bank,” Mayweather said in a statement that was posted on TMZ Sports. “Let's play and see how much money you got. “Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes,” added Mayweather, a reference to the financial publication's ranking of the world's highest-paid... Read more

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