Edmond Tarverdyan is Ronda Rousey’s head coach and he is now blamed for the downfall of Rousey’s career. Tarverdyan does have a legitimate striking background and has even had 2 MMA bouts. His fighting background is not what is in question, it is his coaching that is highly in question.
Ronda Rousey seemed as if she would go down as the best women’s MMA fighter ever. Her judo skills and work ethic took her far places and she discovered punching power later in her career. The mistake that Rousey made is that she got overconfident with her hands and tried to compete against amazing strikers. Holly Holm is the most decorated striker in women’s MMA and Rousey continually rushed in with punches thinking that she would catch holm and ended up paying the price for it with her own consciousness.
Below and on the next few pages are the 5 reasons why Edmond Tarverdyan should quit being an MMA and striking coach and should just apply for a job at Costco.
5. The Decline Of Jake Ellenberger
Jake Ellenberger was one of the top welterweights in the world and was 8-2 in the UFC. Ellenberger joined Tarverdyan’s gym and ended up with a 1-5 record with Tarverdyan. He then left Taverdyan’s gym and ended up getting one of the biggest wins of his career against the very tough Matt Brown in the 1st round.
Some might say that Ellenberger had tougher competition, but he was beating fighters like Jake Shields earlier in his UFC career. It is certain that Ellenberger will never return to Taverdyan’s gym. If he ends up heading back there, it would be the worst mistake of his career. People saw Rousey’s success and figured that they could also become world champions, but that was not the case at all.