February 24, 2016
Ronda Rousey says Manny Pacquiao is a “cocksucker” for making anti-gay comments.
Last week, Pacquiao said couples who engage in homosexual relations are “worse than animals.” Later, he doubled-down on the comment by quoting a Bible verse saying gays should be executed.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion learned about Pacquiao’s comments during a TMZ interview on Tuesday.
“I supported Manny last year when he fought Mayweather. I even visited him during training camp,” Rousey said.
“I understand that a lot of people use religion as a reason to be against gay people,” she said. “But Manny is a cocksucker for saying that.”
Pacquiao is currently training for his April 8 farewell fight. He will be fighting the perfectly chiseled Timothy Bradley.
There have been calls to boycott or cancel the fight.
Pacquiao’s promoter says the show must go on, but not before denouncing the multi-division champion’s comments as “hateful.”
“Manny’s comments were insulting to a lot of people,” Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said. “He’s a fucking imbecile.”
Pacquiao also lost his most lucrative sponsor days after making the derogatory comments. Nike terminated its endorsement deal and condemned Pacquiao’s homophobic comments in a written statement.
Pacquiao confirmed he no longer endorses Nike. He is currently seeking a new deal with clothing distributor Adam & Steve.