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Manny Pacquiao believes Ronda Rousey is 'strong enough' to beat Floyd Mayweather in MMA

...Because the quota on number of people asked about Ronda Rousey's chances to win hypothetical fights has not yet been filled.

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Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is running the gamut of interviews on ESPN television shows today, as he hypes up his mega-fight versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2nd in Las Vegas. While most of the questions for Pacquiao were obviously centered around boxing's biggest and most profitable fight in history, he inevitably got entrapped in the latest edition of "Can Ronda Rousey beat this person?". Jemele Hill of His & Hers, one of many programs offered on ESPN's "Wheel of Hot Takes" lineup, referenced Rousey's older claim that she could beat Floyd Mayweather in an MMA fight, and then asked Pacquiao if she could do it.

"I believe so. She's strong and she's strong enough to beat Floyd Mayweather in MMA."

That's case closed if you ask me. Of course, ESPN will ask that question because the casual fan may not realize that Mayweather would be throttled by every single fighter on the UFC roster, let alone someone as incredibly talented and dominant as Rousey. The reverse can be said for Mayweather being able to destroy Rousey in a boxing ring.

We've almost exhausted the list of hypothetical match-ups for Ronda Rousey in combat sports, so why not just head over to other sports? Could Rousey beat LeBron James in a game of 1-on-1 basketball? Would she outrun Usain Bolt in a 100 meter dash? Can she win at least a set versus Serena Williams in tennis? Hell, can she beat the Williams sisters in a 1 against 2 match?*

* - (The answer to all of these questions is "yes" by the way.)