Olympic boxer who sparred with Ronda Rousey claims Tarverdyan lied Ronda was dropping world champions boxers in the gym
Published: 11.01.2017 • 13:43
Ronda Rousey was stopped in 48 seconds by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, once again exposing her flaws as a striker. Many started to blame her coach Edmond Tarverdyan.
He previously made rather bold claims that Ronda was dropping world champion boxers in the gym. Australian former world boxing champion Diane Prazak says was directed at her, and is otherwise a fictitious tale.
“He was talking about me,” Prazak said. “My trainer rang him to say ‘why would you make that up?’ It’s an untruth. I hope she comes back with a totally different team around her who look after her safety.”
„She was stiff, she’s not a striker, and you don’t punch a puncher,” Prazak said.
“She’s not a boxer, that’s not something you pick up in a couple of months. I started working with Ronda over two years ago but, but when she was going to fight Holly Holm, they stopped me being her sparring partner.”