Despite losing her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, Ronda Rousey is sticking by her coach. Glendale Fighting Club’s Edmond Tarverdyan has been criticized by many, including Rousey’s own mother following the upset loss.
However, Rousey is sticking with Tarverdyan.
“Of course I’m staying [with Tarverdyan],” she told ESPN. “That’s my mom’s opinion, not mine.”
Tarverdyan was adamant later in the article that one fight does not erase all the great things Rousey has done.
“We didn’t create this in one day, and it’s not going to be taken away from us, from me, from her, from anybody in one day,” Tarverdyan said. “Whatever happens in her career or in her life, we didn’t do all this shit for it to be taken away from us. In life, things are going to be taken away from you. But we always believe in each other. We’re strong next to each other. Being united and being strong helps you get through a lot in this world.”