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Manny Pacquaio's recent comments insisting that homosexual individuals were "worse than animals" has rubbed plenty of people the wrong way.

Nike dropped him from an endorsement deal, and criticisms have come at him from around the world, including from his own devoted fans.

Ronda Rousey feels no different. When asked by TMZ about the boxer's comments, Rousey suggested that Pacquiao was using religion to justify his offensive views.

"I understand that a lot of people use religion as a reason to be against gay people, but there was no 'thou shall not be gay,'" Rousey said. "God never said that, and I really think that our Pope right now is a boss. He was saying, I think, the other day, that religion should be all-encompassing and should be about welcoming everyone and loving everyone and not leaving people out.

"I think sometimes people take the wrong message sometimes."

Pacquiao has one fight left before he plans to retire from boxing. For Rousey, meanwhile, it's unclear when she'll be back in the Octagon.

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