In the wake of Ronda Rousey’s shocking upset loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, many have tried to analyze where things went wrong.
Veteran referee Herb Dean has seen “Rowdy” in better shape, hinting that she had a rough training camp and, many fans have pointed the finger at her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. Shortly after Rousey’s loss, Bloody Elbow’s Roy Billington explained why the Olympic bronze medalist should take her talents elsewhere.
UFC veteran Michael Bisping, however, thinks Rousey is fine where she is.
“What Ronda’s going to do, she’s going to sit down with her team and they’re going to analyze it,” Bisping said on his Sirius XM show. “What went wrong, what went right. You know, she comes from a great camp. All these people that are talking that she needs to change camps, that she needs to fire her coach, I just think that’s absolutely ridiculous.”
“The Count”, who puts himself in the shoes of Ronda’s coach, says he’d never speak to her again if she fired him.
“I’d never speak to that woman again. I’d say, ‘you asshole, I wish I’d never met you.’ So for people to say, ‘fire him,’ that’s a little too much if you ask me. Come on, it’s been one fight, one loss. She’s done very well up until now.”
Rousey, who trains out of Glendale Fighting Club under the tutelage of Edmond Tarverdyan, had defended her bantamweight title six times before losing to Holly Holm in Melbourne, Australia. The former champ has been absent from the media since her loss but vows to return to the Octagon in the near future.
(Transcripts via MMAMania.com)
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