Ronda Rousey and her trainer have not reviewed any footage of UFC 193 yet, and they probably never will.
In an interview with ESPN, Ronda’s long time coach, Edmon Tarverdyan, explained why they haven’t watched her loss yet.
“It’s not about wanting to watch, it’s about whether or not the timing is right or if it’s even necessary.”
Tarverdyan believes that reliving the fight is not going to be helpful.
“I know how to speak to Ronda. I know Ronda very well. She doesn’t need to watch that fight. The fight is over. It’s about what we’re doing now. It’s my job to watch the footage and I’m dedicating everything I have to Ronda’s rematch with Holly.”
It’s all about moving forward for Tarverdyan. However, as Ronda’s coach, he cannot escape being bombarded with questions or criticisms even months after the controversial fight. These are things he accepts as Ronda’s trainer.
“When you’re up there, somebody needs to be blamed for it. I’m taking the blame. I’m OK with that. I know what reality is. I accept reality. Reality is people will talk all kinds of unnecessary stuff. As long as my fighter believes in me, I believe in my fighter and we’ll move on from there.”
The trainer has already announced that Rowdy will not face Holm any time soon, since she still needs to completely recover and attend to her other commitments. But when the fight finally happens, it will surely be one of the biggest ever.
UFC President Dana White seems to agree that Ronda Rousey can bounce back after her shocking defeat. He recently told TMZ, “She’s one of the mentally strongest people I’ve ever met in my life and err, you know, just wasn’t her night – she’ll bounce back. She killed it on Saturday Night Live, though.”