Mikaela Mayer competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, making it to the quarterfinals of the Olympics, missing out on getting a medal. Mayer was brought in by former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey to help her improve her boxing skills, something Mayer believes she has shown some skill at.
"We went at it 100 percent," Mayer said to Sky Sports. "For me, as an Olympic-style boxer, it was good work because she gave me that style. She lets her hands go, she punches hard. She kept coming forwards so I had to punch in combinations, I couldn't just throw two. When she got on the inside, I had to work her body."
On the other hand, Diana Prazak, a former world champion boxer out of Australia, feels that Rousey’s not a striker.
"She was stiff, she's not a striker, and you don't punch a puncher," Prazak said. “She's not a boxer, that's not something you pick up in a couple of months. I started working with Ronda over two years ago but, but when she was going to fight Holly Holm, they stopped me being her sparring partner."
Prazak also spoke about the claims that Rousey’s coach, Edmund Tarverdyan, made about Rousey dropping world class boxers during training.
"He was talking about me," Prazak said. "My trainer rang him to say 'why would you make that up?' It's an untruth. I hope she comes back with a totally different team around her who look after her safety."
Rousey is currently riding a two fight losing streak, dropping fights to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 and also to Holly Holm at UFC 193.