Video: Ronda Rousey’s mother says Edmond Tarverdyan is a terrible coach and a bad person

Ronda Rousey’s mother, AnnMaria DeMars did an interview with LatiNation recently and she gave her feelings on her daughters coach Edmond Tarverdyan.

Feb 18, 2015; Glendale, CA, USA;  Edmond Tarverdyan, coach for UFC Champion Ronda Rousey, talks about her upcoming fight during media day for UFC 184 at Glendale Fighting Club. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Demars explained how she feels that Tarverdyan is a terrible coach and he hit the lottery when Rousey came to his gym.

“I think Edmond is a terrible coach and I will say it publicly,” 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.”

“She was one of the top athletes in the world when she walked in there and he wouldn’t even give her the time of day for months,” DeMars continued. “Somebody like that is a terrible coach. And I think she stays there, because it’s like somebody pitches a no-hitter when they’re wearing red underwear and they wear that red underwear every day. I think it’s superstition and I would caution anybody from going there. I told Ronda, ‘I’m not going to be quiet about this anymore.’ He’s a bad person and people should not go there. And if he wants to sue me, that’s my honest opinion.”