“I spent a lot of time [on the ground], and I doubt that he does”, Ronda Rousey added. “I dont know about him.”. Tyson seemed to wince and then said, “That doesn’t look like much fun”.

UFC champion Ronda Rousey has the Internet buzzing over a quip she made at the expense of boxer Floyd Mayweather on the red carpet of the ESPYS on Wednesday.

Based on what he saw, Tyson is not surprised why Rousey is considered as the best UFC women’s fighter and one of the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artists today. Tyson has watched Rousey’s fights cageside for years, but hadn’t seen her training work up close.

“Ronda, shes a lady. “Polite, kind, sweet and adorable”. He did actually apologize, however, just days later, saying in a video shot for MMA website Fight Hub, ‘I wish her congratulations. Whoa! Thats exciting before the fight even starts.

“She is the most durable human being I have ever met. The physical, mental and emotional toll has to be great, or at least you would think it would have to be, but none of it fazes her”. The UFC bantamweight women’s champion also beat out tennis star Serena Williams, skier Lindsey Vonn and three-time NCAA champion Breanna Stewart.

Rousey will next fight August 1, when she takes on Bethe Correia (9-0) in her home country of Brazil in UFC 190. Tyson said. “You’re only a human being, but how do you not say, “I’m the (best), I am handsome, I am a god”?”

People want to see knockouts and submissions. “They love fighting in front of him”.

He would go on to speak in classic Mike Tyson imagery when describing his awe at Rousey’s approach and mental toughness.

Rousey said it was “very humbling” to meet Tyson.

Rousey has promised to make her next fight painful for Correia, the trash-talking Brazilian who has mentioned Rouseys late father in her pre-fight taunts.

When it comes to making the transition to boxing, Rousey did not deny that she hasn’t thought about it.

“I know for damn sure that he knew who I was, because he was running against me for Best Fighter that year and he has signed MMA fighters”, Rousey said. The comment referred to Mayweather’s statement last July that he “didn’t know who she [Rousey] is”.