A lot of people have taken potshots at Ronda Rousey and her coach since her stunning defeat at the hands of Holly Holm back in November. But even knowing her past history of strong opinions, it’s still kind of shocking to hear Ronda Rousey’s mom, former judo great AnnMaria DeMars, talking some of the most brutal trash of all.
She once said she’d run Tarverdyan over with a car if it wasn’t illegal, and now she’s predicting doom if Ronda stays with him. Via Submission Radio (transcribed by MMA Fighting):
“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.
“The difference between me and these other fighters’ moms is that I actually was a world champion,” said De Mars. “I didn’t just make it up and put it on my website. I actually really did compete for 14 years. So when someone is talking about coaching I know if it’s bulls**t and this guy is a complete fraud. It didn’t surprise me for a second. 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 told Ronda more than once, ‘I know what training to beat the world looks like and this isn’t it.’ ”
“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.
Ouch. Ronda’s mom has trashed Tarverdyan personally in the past but this time she’s crapping specifically on the quality of the training. Well, that and him being a fraud. Meanwhile, Ronda has already affirmed that she’ll stick with her current coach regardless of what the haters think.