Ronda Rousey's Response To Laila Ali's Comments: 'I'm Around'

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Ronda Rousey (left) on Laila Ali: 'You can't count having a size and strength advantage as having a real advantage against me.'

Ronda Rousey's 14-second defeat of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 apparently did not overly impress former boxing world champion Laila Ali.

"No woman can beat me, period," Ali said this week when asked whether she could take Rousey. "She's too much smaller than me anyway. She's like the size of my daughter, my 3-year-old."

Well, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Rousey (5-foot-7, 135 pounds) responded to Ali (5-foot-10, 160 during her fighting days) rather directly:

"If she wants to take me up on that, I'm around," Rousey says of Ali. "She's retired and has several kids. I understand why she'd think that because she has a size advantage, but if you saw my last fight it had nothing to do with size or strength at all. That's not how I beat people. So you can't count having a size and strength advantage as having a real advantage against me."

Would the 37-year-old Ali really unretire to face the 28-year-old Rousey? This is combat sports, so you never know.

Read the full piece from The Daily Beast here.

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