Listen: Ronda Rousey's coach pleads during UFC 207 rout

Edmond Tarverdyan embraces Ronda Rousey, after her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Photo/Getty Images
Edmond Tarverdyan embraces Ronda Rousey, after her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Photo/Getty Images

Audio has emerged of Ronda Rousey's coach's wild cries of exasperation during her brutal first-minute knockout loss to Amanda Nunes.

Rousey returned from over a year on the sidelines at UFC 207, after suffering a defeat to Holly Holm in November 2015, and faced Nunes for the women's bantamweight title on Saturday.

Her comeback did not go to plan and that much was obvious from the cries of coach Edmond Tarverdyan as he watched on.


Tarverdyan can be heard screaming about Rousey's head movement, as Nunes lands a series of brutal blows to the 29-year-old's cheeks and forehead.

He then calls on Rousey to lift up her hands to offer herself more protection.

Within 30 seconds, it was obvious that the fight was going Nunes' way and Tarverdyan shouted: "No, please, no no no, please please please, please, please. No! No! No! No!"

Tarverdyan has faced criticism for his coaching of Rousey, not least from Nunes, following the fight.

Amanda Nunes throws a punch at Ronda Rousey during their bout at UFC 207. Photo/AP Photos
Amanda Nunes throws a punch at Ronda Rousey during their bout at UFC 207. Photo/AP Photos

"She thinks she is a boxer," said the champion. "He, like, put this thing in her head and make the girl believe in that.

"I don't know why he did that, she had great judo. She could've gone more forward in this division, but he put that crazy thing about boxing [in her head] and her career started going down.

"When I went in there, I'm the real striker here. I wanted to look at him and say [that]."

- Daily Mail

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