For example of a male athlete, Mayweather gets a lot of hate for his cocky attitude by claiming he's greater than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.
For example of a female athlete, Ronda Rousey is slowly gaining more haters after claiming she could beat anyone in the world, including world class-level Heavyweight male UFC fighters. She also refused to shake hands with her rival, Miesha Tate after beating her again in a rematch. However, Ronda Rousey at least has more louder dick riding fans than the Mayweather fans do.
- Men33% (2)45% (5)41% (7)Vote
- Women17% (1)9% (1)12% (2)Vote
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Most Helpful Girl
I think when you are a professionally fighter you have to be cocky. If you acted all precessional in a build up to a fight saying all nice things and showing respect to your opponents like in other sports. Fighting has more mind games. Mid you can convince your opponent that they have no chance and that you are going to destroy them. Then you've won the fight before the bell has rung.1
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Most Helpful Guy
It does seem a male athlete is more likely to get hate for being cocky/arrogant than a cocky/arrogant female athlete. If a guy is cocky, he's an "asshole" and he's an "idiot."
If a girl is cocky, she's "defending her rights" and showing "confidence." If a guy is confident, he's still considered "cocky." If a woman is confident, she finally raised her "self-esteem."
However, I will say males in general (especially the athletes), are much more likely to be cocky and arrogant than females. Most women will admit they're not the best, where as men try to out-do each other and be the top dog. Men are also generally more competitive.0