Ronda Rousey gets revenge for Floyd Mayweather's 'snarky' remark

Ronda Rousey said she patiently waited more than a year to exact her revenge on Floyd Mayweather after the boxer, when asked about the UFC champion, said he "didn't know who he is."

Rousey told reporters she had felt disrespected by Mayweather's comments, and she took aim at his domestic violence record after receiving the ESPY for Best Fighter -- for which Mayweather was also nominated -- on the red carpet Wednesday night.

"I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once," Rousey said. "I'd like to see him pretend to not know who I am now." Rousey said she had been waiting for the right opportunity to call out Mayweather.

"I know for damn sure he knew who I was," Rousey told reporters after winning the ESPY award. "He was running against me for Best Fighter that year, and he had signed MMA fighters, so his feigned ignorance was meant to really be a snarky remark to me. ...

"I don't let those kind of things slide, but I'm also a patient girl. I'm not the kind of chick you make snarky remarks about. I waited a whole year to say something. And you know what? If I didn't win Best Fighter this year, I would have waited two years or three years."

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who met Rousey this week and dropped in to watch her train, got a quick read on the mixed martial artist's demeanor.

"Ronda, she's a lady. Polite, kind, sweet and adorable," Tyson said. "But her whole barometer is, she's a killer. She has that killer aura, meaning anything is capable of happening. Whoa! That's exciting before the fight even starts. I think of myself when I watch her."

It wasn't the first time Rousey publicly called out Mayweather's history of domestic violence. In May, Rousey said, "I don't think that me and him would ever fight unless we ended up dating."

Rousey's 14-second victory over Cat Zingano clinched the UFC women's bantamweight title and highlighted her ESPY nomination, and she was the first person other than Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao to win the award.

She next will face Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.

"It got a big reaction, and I've got a fight to sell," Rousey told reporters of the Mayweather dis. "So great timing, huh? I'm not dumb."