Ronda Rousey's coach hints at comeback for former women's bantamweight champion

Ronda Rousey's coach on who he'd want her to fight next

Ronda Rousey's coach on who he'd want her to fight next

On yesterday's episode of The MMA Hour, Rousey's longtime coach Edmond Tarverdyan said he doesn't know whether Rousey is leaning towards a comeback or retirement, but he's personally hoping for a return fight against Cyborg. When you couple that with the fact that Rousey has shown some pretty glaring holes in her standup in the past, you would be forgiven for scratching your head at this latest comment from her divisive coach.

Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes put an end to those beliefs in Ronda's last two fights, but one man who isn't giving up on a potential super fight between the first and former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and the reigning UFC Women's Featherweight Champion is Rousey's trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan.

I wanted the challenge so bad I nearly killed myself trying to make the lowest weight possible just to give this fight to the fans, and she made every excuse for it not to happen.

Cris Cyborg says she's OVER her feud with Ronda Rousey - because Ronda is no longer on her level and belongs in the WWE instead of the octagon. What I did, what I could do, the abilities I have, I know and my fighters know.

"Now, if she wants to make a good fight for the fans, we can make it at WWE", she told MMAFighting. That's how Ronda works good.

There's a very good chance that Tarverdyan's plan is not going to come to fruition as there are a lot of rumors pointing towards Rousey making the switch to the WWE, but he insists that one final UFC fight is still a viable option.

Things took a turn for the worst when Rousey was knocked out by Holly Holm and Browne went 1-5 in his last six outings. After acknowledging that Rousey's MMA future is uncertain, Tarverdyan didn't hesitate to state his opinion on Rousey vs. Cyborg.

UFC PRESIDENT DANA White has said that he doesn't expect her to fight again, but Ronda Rousey's coach is more optimistic about the prospect of seeing the former champion in the octagon again. "I was a professional fighter myself". I've spoken to her. It's in her mind.

"I don't know", he said.

"It's gonna be her decision, if she fights", Tarverdyan said.

"If she really can". But, you know, maybe, one more. "It's 50-50 right now I would say".

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