Ronda Rousey’s Sparring Partner Accuses Edmond Of Lying About KOs


Following another devastating loss, Ronda Rousey’s future is again uncertain. After coming unstuck against Holly Holm at UFC 193, Rousey’s comeback at UFC 207 was a mix of anticipation and equivocation. Her blackout of the media left fans wondering if she was either unready, or perhaps more focused than ever. Finally stepping in to the octagon on December 30, Rousey’s return was unravelled in a blaze of destruction. Amanda Nunes showed no mercy, paying back the UFC in kind for their heavy promotion of ‘Rowdy.’

Although some questions were firmly answered, many remained lingering. Perhaps the most obvious to come out was regarding coach Edmond Tarverdyan, and the credentials he possesses. Looking back on his past, it seems some aspects of Tarverdyan’s qualifications are questionable, at best. Some of his comments about Rousey’s training are now also being put under the spotlight also. Speaking with Sky Sports, Rousey’s former sparring partner slams Edmond and his claims.

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Sparring Claims Exposed

One line that coach Edmond has mentioned a few times is regarding ‘Rowdy’ dropping sparring partners with body shots. Former WBC champion Diana Prazak knows a thing or two about the squared circle. She was the first ever Australian fighter to reach the pound-for-pound number one spot, and Prazak has inside knowledge about Rousey’s training camps. Having sparred Rousey for two years, Prazak says Edmond’s claims about KOing pro boxers are false:

“He was talking about me,” Prazak said. “My trainer rang him to say ‘why would you make that up?’ It’s an untruth. I hope she comes back with a totally different team around her who look after her safety.”

“She was stiff, she’s not a striker, and you don’t punch a puncher. She’s not a boxer, that’s not something you pick up in a couple of months. I started working with Ronda over two years ago but, but when she was going to fight Holly Holm, they stopped me being her sparring partner.”


Common Feeling

Among many critics of coach Edmond are Prazak, and also UFC veteran and analyst Kenny Florian. ‘Ken Flo’ recently stated Tarverdyan simply doesn’t have the experience to teach high level MMA. After hearing Prazak’s comments, is it just a matter of time before Rousey sees the light, or are we just going on a media witch hunt?

  • Jeff Harris

    She wont be needing a fight trainer anymore …

    • You don’t need 3 chins either, still got em though.

      • Jeff Harris

        😀 😀 I actually just have one thanks 🙂 .. She will have three chins in no time though 😀 … butthurt fuckwit …

        • SC Shout

          you got so pwned Mr triple chin, you are the butthurt fuckwit lol

      • Jeff Harris

        I have more than your wannabe ass will ever have … 😀 😀 😀 I dont give a shit if I have three chins in your eyes … 😀 go suck a bag of dicks … 🙂

        • Yeah you seem to be someone that we all would love to be. 3 chins, look like a toothless homeless dude and only hate on others. Man, I’m missing out.

          Oh, by the way… Posting 😀 21 times in a single post does not come across as someone who actually is having fun. It comes across as a person who is angry but wants people to believe he does not give a fck. Which is pretty sad.

          • Jeff Harris

            oh fuck off ya scummy little troll … I read threads and comments and replies to me just like you do you half witted flower !

  • Bill Wolf

    What Diana Prazak said was loyal and friendly. If Ronda Rousey is ever tempted to fight again, she does need a completely different team to protect her health.

    • SC Shout

      If Rousey wanted it, she would have to get into a bigger team for sure, Edmond Tarverdyan is a joke.


    She’d be fun to ground and pound…..or pound and pound and pound….