Ronda Rousey’s mother, AnnMaria De Mars, has been extremely vocal about how much she hates her daughter’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan. In an interview with Submission Radio this week, De Mars again went off on her daughter’s coach and even went as far to say that Ronda would lose to Holm again is she didn’t ditch Tarverdyan.
I predicted it in advance,” De Mars said of Rousey’s knockout loss. “Ronda trained with an idiot. She trained with an idiot and a fraud. I would be shocked to find out that guy has any record at all. As far as I know, I saw him fight once and he fought somebody that had a record of like 6-20 and won on a split decision. The guy is a fraud. Ronda has a lot of talent. She came into that gym with a very strong background of training at the Olympic level and it carried her a long way.
“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.”
“If she changes gyms she could go dramatically further,” said De Mars. “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”
That is some fire Rousey’s mother is throwing Tarvedyan’s way. Let’s see if Ronda listens to her mom and gives her long time coach the boot before the Holm rematch.