Ronda Rousey’s mother, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, has not been shy about her dislike for her daughter’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. Here is just a small sample of what Dr. De Mars has said in the past about Tarverdyan.
Now, Rousey’s mother is at it again in an interview with Submission Radio.
De Mars continued to go off on Tarverdyan, calling him an “idiot fraud” and saying that Rousey would lose to Holly Holm again if she sticks with the poor coaching she has received throughout her career.
“She needs to get away from some egomaniac fraud and be herself. Ronda as herself can beat anybody on the planet. I’m sad about it but you become an adult and make decisions. Sometimes you make mistakes and hopefully you learn from them,” said De Mars, via MMA Fighting.
“If she changes gyms she could go dramatically further. Even if she was with a good coach I think going to a different place would really improve her. When you’re with someone who wants to keep you from going to other places, that’s a bad coach that doesn’t have your best interests at heart.
“I hope [Tarverdyan] loses his license or goes to jail because either of those is a possibility. I think if she changes gyms she has an outstanding chance of winning. If she doesn’t? As a statistician, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. If you do the same things with the same people you can expect the same result”
What De Mars is saying is on par with what a lot of others in the mixed martial arts community believe.
Tarverdyan has proven in the past to be delusional during fights and he has seemingly led multiple fighters to abandon their strengths in favor of sloppy standup, so perhaps leaving Glending Fighting Club is exactly what the former bantamweight champion needs if she wants to further her career inside of the Octagon.
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