UFC: Amanda Nunes Calls Out Ronda Rousey Coach For Bad Advice

At UFC 207, Amanda Nunes retained her championship against the returning Ronda Rousey, and while some predicted she would successfully defend her title, most did not think it would be so one-sided.

Nunes thinks part of that has to do with Ronda's coach, the divisive Edmond Tarverdyan. He's been criticized for his methods in the past, and Nunes made her thoughts known right after the fight was called by displaying a "shush" motion towards Rousey's corner. Nunes was asked about it during the post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting On SBN), where she expressed befuddlement as to why Edmond Tarverdyan would tell Rousey to go toe to toe with Nunes in boxing.

"Yeah because he thinks, she thinks she's a boxer you know. He's like putting this thing into her head and making the girl believe in that. I don't know why he did that. She has a great Judo, where she can go farther in this division, but he put some like crazy thing about his boxing and style like go down, and they tried to win that. I'm the real striker here, and this is the only thing I want to look at him like and say. "

She was then asked if this was it for Ronda, and if she would retire after this. "Yeah," said Nunes. "That's it for her. For sure she's going to retire. She can't take anymore. If she wants a rematch I'm going to do the same thing, because she can't take my punches."

It doesn't seem like Ronda was really ready to get back in the Octagon, from either a mental or strategic standpoint. It will be interesting to see where she goes from here.


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