Ronda Rousey was celebrating her 29th birthday Monday, but she received the gift of parental advice a little early.
Rousey’s mom, AnnMaria De Mars, pulled no punches in a Submission Radio interview posted Sunday, saying her daughter should find a new coach.
“Ronda trained with an idiot,” De Mars said of Edmond Tarverdyan. “She trained with an idiot who’s a fraud.”
De Mars, a former judo champion who had issues with Tarverdyan even before Rousey lost her UFC title to Holly Holm in November, clearly wasn’t flipping over his ability: “I told Ronda more than once about Edmond, ‘I know what training to beat the world looks like and this isn’t it.’ “
“If she changes gyms, she could go dramatically further,” she said later.
For the full takedown, listen here. The comments begin at the 9:22 mark.
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