Ronda Rousey’s fall from the top of UFC continued on Saturday night in devastating fashion as she was annihilated by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in just 48 seconds. Much of the blame for Rousey’s two career losses is often placed squarely on the shoulders of her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan, as he has failed to instill any improvements of her standup game and that doomed her against Holly Holm last year and Nunes at UFC 207. In fact, Nunes went so far as to say Rousey isn’t a “real fighter.”
Now the audio from Rousey’s corner at 207 has emerged, and Tarverdyan’s voice dominates the footage, giving fans a look at just what he’s trying to get out of the former champion during a fight.
Though brief, the audio is insightful as it starts with Tarverdyan imploring Rousey to “make her miss” before the opening bell even rings. From there he practically begs Rousey for head movement, and as Nunes’ punches begin finding their mark he instructs Rousey to get her hands up to no avail.
Eventually, after screaming for Rousey to clinch to try to delay the inevitable and wailing out “Nooo” a few times, Tarverdyan is silenced by defeat. Nunes even walks right up to him with the “shhh” gesture, going so far as to try to walk out of the octagon to get right into his face.
It’s a painful, inside look at what is rumored to be the final fight of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey’s storied career.