Following a knockout loss at UFC 207, Ronda Rousey’s mother, former World Judo Champion Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, shared her thoughts on what should come next for the former UFC women’s bantamweight champ.
De Mars shared her thoughts with TMZ after the loss in Las Vegas, and while she warned against making snap, emotional decisions, she did say should would like to see her daughter hang up the gloves and focus on using her other talents for different ventures.
“She’s talented and smart. Let the stupid people get punched in the face,” said De Mars.
And if you were wondering, De Mars still has the same unflattering opinion about Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, who has become one of the laughing stocks in MMA for his inability to develop fighters.
Rousey lost at UFC 207 following a one-year lay-off. It was the second consecutive brutal knockout loss, leaving her future in mixed martial arts up in the air.
Rousey acknowledged in a statement herself after the loss that she will take some time to reflect on what her next move will be.