This Snippet Of Ronda Rousey Training Has Fans Worried About Her Safety
Ronda Rousey’s return to the Octagon is the undoubtedly the biggest comeback that the sport has seen in 2016 but a recent clip of her training in preparation for UFC 207 on December 30 has some fans worried.
In UFC 207: Extended Preview, released a couple of days ago, Rousey is seen talking about her desire to regain the women’s bantamweight strap that she lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015 after defending her title six times in a row.
But the part that has fans concerned and detractors pouring scorn on her is a training clip where Rousey is practicing her striking. In it, she can be seen blocking a punch before throwing one of her own.
The problem is, the little twist as they end of her strike is more than a little twist; it goes way beyond 90 degrees and looks, frankly, ridiculous.
Fans immediately took to social media to rip into the former champ and pour cold water on her chances against one of the top strikers in the bantamweight division, Amanda Nunes.
Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has copped a lot of criticism in the past, especially after Rousey’s loss to Holm when he said that he thought she had (somehow) been the better striker in that fight.
In fact, Rousey’s own mother didn’t hold back when asked what she thought about the controversial coach: “I think Edmond is a terrible coach and I will say it publicly,” her mum, AnnMaria DeMars, said. “I think he’s a terrible coach. I think he hit the lottery when Ronda walked in there. She was winning before she ever met him. She probably won 99 percent of the judo matches she ever fought in.”
But not everybody thinks Tarverdyan has done a bad job with the superstar; commentator Joe Rogan was full of praise when asked about the coaches contribution to her striking game.
“Whether or not that guy Edmond has had success with some of his students, you can’t deny that he has worked wonders with her hands,” Rogan said. “Her striking ability…when she was warming up for that Bethe Correia fight, and they were Brazil on sand doing those pad drills together, she looked fantastic. You look at her when she first started striking and you look at her now, a big percentage of that is those two working together.”
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