Since Rousey’s loss to Holm in November was so one sided, and because the bantamweight didn’t make any adjustments during the fight, Tarverdyan received a ton of heat after the bout. Recently the striking coach spoke to ESPN, and while doing so, Tarverdyan said this:
“It was the biggest loss of my career. You know you won’t ever want that to happen again. So what that means is, I’ve got to work harder. Every little thing I’ve got to be honest with and make sure that we’re ready to go.
“Yeah there was a lot of criticism afterwards about adding a boxing coach. MMA is not a boxing game, but Ronda got caught, and we will be taking advice from boxing trainers. I don’t think it’s going to be a situation about adding a boxing coach, it’s about getting more thoughts from boxing trainers…”
It will be fascinating to see what unfolds in Rousey’s camp moving forward. No question. The former champ is set to star in the remake of “Roadhouse”, and it’s not clear when she’ll fight again.