From Donald Trump to Lady Gaga, the world has not exactly been sympathetic towards Ronda Rousey since Holly Holm knocked her out on Saturday to snatch UFC gold. However, a few notable names have consolingly come out in support of “Rowdy”.

Let’s take a look at the list.

Floyd Mayweather

That’s right, the man who has been going back-and-forth with Rousey for what seems like an eternity has now voiced his support for her.

Mayweather stated, ”I want Ronda Rousey to hold her head up high and don’t let this discourage you.”

“Money” even offered his personal assistance: ”If you need help as far as with boxing, I’m here to help you. It’s all about timing and inches. Her ground game is unbelievable. She’ll be okay.”

He concluded, “If I was her, I would’ve used Floyd Mayweather’s name also. She’s supposed to do that. It’s business, it’s not personal, and I understand business.”

Rousey sparked the rivalry between the two during an interview in July after winning the ESPY for best female athlete when she referenced Mayweather’s history of domestic violence.

That comment then led to her claiming, in multiple interviews, that she could beat him if they were to go toe-to-toe in the cage.

Considering these hostile comments Mayweather should be given credit for not taking the opportunity to add insult to injury.

A Few Boxing Legends

Mike Tyson and George Foreman both posted messages of support on Twitter for the defeated champion.

Tyson and Rousey are known to have a friendship together and the former heavyweight champion has even visited Glendale Fight Club to watch her train.

Moreover the two have often been compared because of the way they both completely dominated their weight class and dispatched of opposition with ease.

Foreman backed up the comments of his fellow former heavyweight.

Before comparing her to some the all time greats.

Undoubtedly words from bonafide legends of the game will, at least momentarily, put a smile on Rousey’s face.

Anderson Silva

If anyone in the world knows how Rousey felt on Sunday morning, it is this man.

Silva lost to Chris Weidman in an astonishing upset at UFC 162, which along with Rousey at UFC 193, goes down as one the biggest shocks in UFC history.

That experience puts “The Spider” in a pretty good position to give some philosophical advice.

In a post on Instagram he said: “Our biggest glory doesn’t live in the fact of never fall down, but in the fact of we always stand up after each fall.”

“With determination, You will over come this bad time. I know very well how it is. You deserve the best of this world.”

“Hold this experience with intelligence and don’t blame yourself. You had a big lesson of this sport. With class you will transform this happiness in something better to your personal and professional life, because the world was made for people like you, a winner.”

“With determination you will overcome everything that is happening to you. This time not quite know how. You are a great athlete and transcends the world of MMA, my kids love you. So do not forget, fall serves to stand up stronger and wiser. You deserve all the best. Nobody is unbeatable, we all have losses and they serve to strengthen us.”

“Anyway, I wish you peace and patience. You had one of the greatest lessons in the sport. The world belongs to those who dare to do what you did for a long time, win and win pretty. Raise the head girl, she is a great champion of life and an inspiration to many around the world. Do not forget, we love you.”

You would expect nothing less from one the very greatest and after reading this nine or ten times Rousey may be able to glean some understanding.

Holly Holm

The new “baddest woman on the planet” has jumped in Rousey’s corner despite being on the end of a foul mouthed, unprovoked rant from her less than a week ago.

The ever classy Holm acknowledged the fact that Rousey had come in for a heap of criticism after the fight but does not necessarily think she deserves it.

Speaking to TMZ she said, “I think people can be pretty brutal.”

“And when you’re in the spot she’s in, there are people that are just going to jump ship, and I don’t ever wish for that.”

The new champ also recognized that if it weren’t for Rousey then she herself would not be in this position.

“Ronda’s been a very dominant champ and she’s taken the sport to new levels. This fight wouldn’t have happened if she hadn’t accomplished what she’s accomplished, so I have a lot of respect for her.”

“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to give away any bit of my victory, so I’ll take it. I’ll take the win and I’ll take that I took it dominantly. That doesn’t mean that I wish any harm on her. That doesn’t mean that I wish any hate on her.”

At a time when most are rubbing salt in to the wounds, it is nice to see a handful of high-profile figures show a bit of compassion for one of the greatest fighters of a generation.

About The Author

Barnaby Kellaway
Staff Writer

Barnaby Kellaway is a sports journalist specializing in Mixed Martial Arts. Being a sports fanatic all his life, he knew whatever career he aspired to it had to be in sports. Being a Brit he started with football and rugby but then a few years back he discovered MMA; this was when his aspiration became his focus. He studied from the basics all the way up to the most minute intricacies of the sport and now finds himself in a position where writing about it is his passion.