“I want Ronda Rousey [to] hold your head up, stay focused, keep believing. A true champion can bounce back. You’ll be OK … everything will be OK,” Floyd told Fighthype in a new interview. “I think that with her losing, had a lot to do with [her taking] time off. She may should have competed against another MMA female fighter that wasn’t as active as [Amanda Nunes]. I think the female that she faced … I think she was rugged and tough, so we can’t take anything away from the girl that she faced. The girl that Ronda Rousey faced she was a tough competitor. She was the better woman that night.
“But Ronda Rousey has a lot left. I don’t want her to think this is the end of the world,” he continued. “She hearing it from the best. She’ll be OK. Ronda Rousey hold your head up. You’re still a true champion in our eyes. You made women’s MMA huge. So, stay focused, go back to the drawing board and do what you gotta do. 2017 is a whole new year. You’re undefeated this year. Come back, champ.”