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Earlier this week, LatiNation released a pair of short clips that featured Ronda Rousey’s mother, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars criticizing her daughter’s longtime coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Earlier today, the whole 31-minute interview went live and while it provided some more context for what De Mars was saying, the gist of her argument remains the same: she believes that he is a “terrible coach” and a “bar person.” She thinks that he “hit the lottery when Ronda walked in there,” and exploits his connections with her for business. Which is something she finds particularly rich considering how little respect and interest Tarverdyan showed Rousey when she first approached him.
“She was winning before she ever met him. She probably won 99 per cent of the judo matches she ever fought in. She won the judo worlds when she was 17. She got a bronze medal in the Olympics. She got a silver medal in the world championships,” De Mars said. “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.”
She also took Tarverdyan to task for the way ….View original article