UFC star Ronda Rousey has never been beaten inside the octagon, and her continued dominance has led many to speculate that she could even take on the men in her weight class (Rousey even said last week that she could theoretically beat anyone, male or female).
Laila Ali, daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, isn’t convinced.
Laila Ali tells TMZ Sports there’s NO WOMAN ALIVE who could beat her in a fight and that includes UFC superstar Ronda Rousey.
Muhammad Ali’s daughter who was 24-0 in her boxing career was at LAX this weekend when we asked if she thought she could hang with the MMA superstar if the two ever decided to fight.
At first, the 37-year-old champ was shy saying it’s hard to compare a boxer to an MMA fighter but ultimately declared,
“No woman can beat me, period.”
The 5’10” Ali also pointed out her size advantage over the 5’7″ Rousey
“She’s like the size of my daughter my 3–year–old.”
Sounds like fightin’ words!!!
Once the video started going viral, Ali quickly clarified on Twitter that she’s not challenging Rousey.
Ali compiled a perfect 24-0 record as a boxer, with 21 wins via knockout, but she hasn’t entered the ring since 2007.
In case you’re curious about the tale of the tape,
Laila Ali stands 5-foot-10 and fought at just over 160 pounds.
Rousey is 5-7 and fights at 135 pounds.
While this fight has about a .00000000000001 percent chance of happening, we can all just hope that at least the trash talking continues. Your move, Ronda.
Boxer Laila Ali poses with her father, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, after she defeated Suzy Taylor in two rounds at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 17, 2002