Ronda Rousey’s mother “Ronda trained with an idiot, who’s a fraud”


In an interview with submission radio Dr. AnnMaria De Mars discuss how she deals with the attention of being the mother of Ronda Rousey, Ronda’s brutal KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, advice her corner gave her, why she considers Edmond Tarverdyan an idiot and a fraud, and whether she believes Ronda can beat Holm in a rematch.

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars states:

“I predicted it in advance. Ronda trained with an idiot, she trained with an idiot who’s a fraud. I would be shocked to find out if that guy has any record at all. I saw him fight once, and he fought somebody who had a record of like 6-20 and won a decision against somebody who had a drastically losing record.”

“The guy’s a fraud. Ronda has a lot of talent. She came into that gym with a very strong build, 10-year 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. And Ronda as herself can beat anybody on the planet. So I’m sad about it, but you become an adult and you make decisions and sometimes you make mistakes, and hopefully you learn from those mistakes.”

Edmond Tarverdyan has been on the wrong side of the law and has had his corner licence revoked in the state of california. De Mars chimed in on that stating:

“I told her flat out that I think that guy she was training with was an idiot and a fraud, and he’s been investigated for bankruptcy fraud out here, for tax evasion, for mortgage fraud,” she said. “They just suspended his license for falsifying the application, he was convicted of two counts of identity theft. And so we don’t talk about that much because I told her flat out, ‘as long as you’re training with this guy, I just cannot stomach that.'”

“I don’t claim to know everything – but I know what it takes to win a world championship. I know what good coaching is, I know what trying to beat the world looks like. And I told Ronda more than once about Edmond. I know what training to beat the world looks like and this isn’t it.”

“I hope that he loses his license or goes to jail, because either of those are a possibility. So yeah, I think if she changes, if she changes her training camp, she has an outstanding chance of winning,” she said. “If she doesn’t – you know what, as a statistician, one thing we tell people all the time is, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. If you do the same things with the same people, you can expect the same results.”

De Mars on Ronda Rousey changing gyms

“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.”


Video Courtesy of Submission Radio


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