Ronda Rousey News

Jan 13, 2017 7:12 am

Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan settles bankruptcy case

Oft-criticized MMA coach Edmond Tarverdyan has recently been enduring a bit of a rough patch. In late 2015, his star pupil Ronda Rousey was turned off by a Holly Holm head kick in one of the biggest upsets our sport has ever seen. Rousey’s long-awaited comeback fight, which pitted her against Amanda Nunes in the...

Jan 12, 2017 10:57 am

Bas Rutten explains what Ronda Rousey must do to make successful return

While there was a point that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looked nearly invincible inside the Octagon, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey is now on a 2-fight skid that has seen her drop back to back lopsided losses. After losing her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of...

Jan 12, 2017 8:46 am

Holly Holm questioned Ronda Rousey’s mind-state ahead of UFC 207

Leading up to UFC 207 on December 30th, where former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon over a year after suffering the first defeat of her career at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the women’s bantamweight championship. Leading up to her...

Jan 11, 2017 8:35 am

Julianna Pena wishes she could have dethroned “spoiled” Ronda Rousey

In a few short weeks, in the main event of the UFC’s latest Fox broadcast, The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Julianna Pena will battle fellow bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko. The winner of this fight is more than likely to get the next shot at reigning bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. While Pena is obviously eager for her...

Jan 11, 2017 7:18 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: She has a lot left

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Ronda Rousey stepped into the Octagon for the first time since she was knocked out by Holly Holm in November of 2015. Unfortunately for her, this long-awaited comeback did not go as she planned, as she was mauled by reigning women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes...

Jan 10, 2017 10:46 am

Report: Ronda Rousey’s Venice Beach house vandalized following UFC 207 loss

On Monday, Ronda Rousey posted on social media for the first time since losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey’s social media post was a quote from J K Rowling that reflected her mindset saying, “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” Just when you think things...

Jan 10, 2017 10:41 am

Former boxing training partners open up on Ronda Rousey’s striking

Leading up to UFC 207, there was much speculation as to whether former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would return to the Octagon and showcase improved striking following her year-long hiatus following her one-sided KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the time since...

Jan 10, 2017 7:45 am

VIDEO | Corner footage of Coach Edmond’s reaction to Rousey’s loss

Here's footage of Edmond Tarverdyan during the closing moments of Ronda Rousey's loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 via reddit user DaveAP pic.twitter.com/UZuteMAe7z — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 10, 2017 Late last month, Coach Edmond Tarverdyan watched his star pupil get crushed in just 48 seconds. That star pupil, of course, was Ronda Rousey,...

Jan 9, 2017 6:49 pm

Cris Cyborg leaves heartfelt comment on Ronda Rousey’s social media post

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her first social media post since losing to the current chamion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Monday. Rousey came back as the end of 2016, taking a year off from fighting after losing for the first time in her professional mixed martial arts career in 2015...

Jan 9, 2017 2:43 pm

Ronda Rousey releases her first social media post since UFC 207 loss

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the octagon at last month’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas for the first time since her shocking UFC 193 knockout loss to Holly Holm. Unfortunately for fans of “Rowdy”, the fight with Nunes did not go her way at all as she suffered a quick...

Jan 9, 2017 9:45 am

ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman says WWE can no longer use a ‘broken’ Ronda Rousey

The future of Ronda Rousey is still up in the air after losing for the second time in her professional mixed martial arts career, being devastated by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December. Many wonder if the once-dominant former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will ever fight in the Octagon again or if she will...

Jan 8, 2017 9:54 am

UFC 207 does more than 1 million pay-per-view buys

UFC 207 was big business for the UFC. Early estimates show that the stacked card did approximately 1.1 million pay-per-view buys. The card, which occurred on December 30 of 2016, was headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between returning former champion Ronda Rousey, and reigning divisional queen Amanda Nunes. Nunes won this fight in...

Jan 8, 2017 7:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson blames coach Edmond for Ronda Rousey getting “crushed” at UFC 207

Prior to last month’s UFC 207 event, top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson told BJPENN.com that Ronda Rousey was “going up against a monster” in Amanda Nunes. “Wonderboy’s” theory certainly proved true, as “The Lioness” battered Rousey with punches on route to a 48-second TKO victory. Thompson joined BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor on Thursday’s edition of...

Jan 7, 2017 2:51 pm

Jon Jones would like to see Ronda Rousey return

While many members of the MMA community believe that it is time for former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to retire following lopsided back to back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones believes that it would be good to see Rousey return to the Octagon to...

Jan 6, 2017 10:27 pm

Phil Baroni defends Ronda Rousey following loss

Since Ronda Rousey’s UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes last week to close out 2016, the MMA community has been torn between supporting Ronda Rousey at a low point, and criticizing the former champ for being ill prepared for her scrap with Amanda Nunes. While there has been a tremendous outpouring of support for Rousey...

Jan 6, 2017 9:41 pm

Rashad Evans weighs-in on Ronda Rousey’s media blackout prior to UFC 207

Leading up to Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 207, there was much controversy as to Rousey’s media blackout leading up to the fight. While Rousey, who normally does quite a bit of promo leading up to her fights, was completely silent, the MMA community was left to speculate as to...

Jan 6, 2017 8:06 pm

Ronda Rousey’s team had training partner Raquel Pennington sign NDA

In one of the most surprising MMA stories in recent memories, news has now surfaced that during her training camp leading up to UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey actually had training partner and fellow women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington sign a non-disclosure agreement. Essentially, what this means is that while Rousey and...

Jan 6, 2017 8:39 am

Cris Cyborg’s coach invites Ronda Rousey to train

When UFC President Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey would be returning to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes on December 30th in the main event of UFC 207, he also pointed out that if Rousey were to emerge from her UFC 207 scrap with Nunes victorious, she would then likely move on to fight...

Jan 6, 2017 8:03 am

Chael Sonnen questions Ronda Rousey’s training methods

Leading up to the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey to close out 2016, many were questioning whether fight fans would see a different Rousey than they did in her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm. While the expectations were that Rousey would return to the Octagon with improved striking, when she stepped into the...

Jan 6, 2017 7:24 am

Brendan Schaub blasts Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan

Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan continues to find himself in the firing line, taking the brunt of the blame for his fighter’s failed comeback. This comeback, which occurred in the main event of UFC 207, saw Rousey return from an absence of more than a year to be knocked out in just 48 seconds by...

Jan 5, 2017 11:49 am

VIDEO | Referee Herb Dean on ‘white girl privilege’ stoppage of Ronda Rousey

Herb Dean was the referee for the UFC 207 main event championship fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. Dean called an end to the fight at 48-seconds of the very first round after Rousey was battered on her feet from the hard-hitting champion Nunes. Interestingly, actor Michael Rapaport commented on the stoppage on a...

Jan 5, 2017 7:51 am

Michael Rapaport: Ronda Rousey saved by “white-girl privilege” in UFC 207 fight

Last month at UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon over a year after suffering the first defeat of her career at UFC 193 to Holly Holm. Leading up to Rousey’s highly anticipated return fight against Holly Holm, Rousey was the focus of the UFC’s...

Jan 5, 2017 7:16 am

Amana Nunes: Ronda Rousey is “for sure” overrated

While leading up to UFC 207 Ronda Rousey was touted as the toughest test of Amanda Nunes’ MMA career, when the pair stepped into the Octagon Nunes made quick work of Rousey, dispatching of the former champ in just 48 seconds after landing a big punch just moments into the fight that stunned Ronda Rousey....

Jan 5, 2017 6:46 am

Former teammate: Ronda Rousey needs to change her coaches

When Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of 2015, a lot of fingers were pointed in regards to who should shoulder the blame for Rousey’s loss. With this, many fingers ended up pointed at Rousey’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, who many believe gave Rousey a false sense of security...