Right after destroying Ronda Rousey in a brutal 48-second TKO, Amanda Nunes, the “Lioness,” went over to her opponent’s corner and put her finger over her lips, gesturing to Rousey’s very loud head coach to keep silent.
Head coach Edmond Tarverydan was the center of attention again after the second straight knockout loss for Ronda Rousey. His coaching style during the fights and also his advice between rounds have earned him a mountain of criticism.
Amanda Nunes’ taunting started right after the fight, when Rousey’s attempt at striking with the women’s bantamweight champion had quickly backfired.
During the UFC 207 post fight press conference, Nunes had this to say to FOX Sports:
“Yeah because she thinks she’s a boxer. He like put this in her head and make the girl believe in that. I don’t know why he did that. She has great judo and then she can go more forward in this division but he put some crazy thing about her boxing and then her career started like going down.”
“That’s why I went in there and I’m the real striker here. This is the only thing I want to look at him to say.”
During the short fight friday night, Tarverdyan was extremely loud and boisterous as he advised the former champion.
Although it’s uncertain whether Tarverdyan was to blame or not, Nunes definitely was critical of the coach after delivering 27 significant strikes to Rousey in just 48 seconds before the referee stopped the fight.
This is what Tarverdyan’s transcription of his advice to Rousey looked like during the fight:
“Make her miss, miss, miss, She’ll fade. Be patient, Pick your moments!
Head movement, Head movement, Head movement, Head movement, Head movement, Head movement!
Yes, move, Hands up, Hands up, Hands up! Catch her Please! Head Movement, good jab, Jab, Move, move, Move, please!
Move, move, move, clinch, clinch, clinch! CLINCH, CLINCH, CLINCH, CLINCH! No, NO, NO, NO, NO! Move out, Move (expletive)!”