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Ronda Rousey would 'badly hurt' Floyd Mayweather Jr, says UFC boss

Ronda Rousey on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival last week.

Ronda Rousey on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival last week. Photo: Getty Images

Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey would hurt undefeated world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr if the pair ever had a fight, says UFC boss Dana White.

Speaking on Thursday in the lead up to UFC 173 in Las Vegas, White denied that he was the original source of the rumoured match fight - which is very much hypothetical - between Rousey and Mayweather, but regardless said the boxer had no chance of defeating her.

"You take a street fight, Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly," White said. "You do an MMA fight, same result. Boxing match, Floyd Mayweather chews her up."

Rousey fighting Liz Carmouche at UFC 157.

Rousey fighting Liz Carmouche at UFC 157. Photo: Getty Images

White said that Rousey had greater all-round fighting skills than Mayweather despite the fact the boxer has been undefeated in 46 professional bouts, including 26 by knockout.

“It’s hard for guys to wrap their brains around that one. Rhonda wouldn’t beat him, she’d hurt him, badly.

“Do you think Floyd Mayweather has ever had his feet kicked out from under him ... all her [Rousey] weight coming down on top of him?

Floyd Mayweather Jr is considered to be one of the greatest boxers ever.

Floyd Mayweather Jr is considered to be one of the greatest boxers ever. Photo: Getty Images

"On the street, on here [stage], on the carpet, I don’t give a f… where it is, she is going to hurt him badly.

“Rhonda is not your average woman, she’s mean … she'd kick the living s… out of me and you [reporter] and everybody else standing here”.

Rousey, a UFC bantamweight, is undefeated in nine MMA fights including one by knockout.

Rousey with UFC boss Dana Whie.

Rousey with UFC boss Dana Whie. Photo: Getty Images

The 27-year-old was last week seen on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of the film The Expendables 3.

It's her film debut and she stars alongside such Hollywood heavyweights as Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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