Ronda Rousey Retirement: Freddie Roach Thinks ‘Rowdy’ Should Call It Quits
Ronda Rousey has yet to decide if she will continue fighting inside the UFC Octagon after absorbing another knockout loss during her return bout on Friday.
Rousey, who once dominated the women's bantamweight division, looked like a shadow of her old self. Reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes jumped on the gun and pummeled Rousey en route to knockout victory just 48 seconds into the first round of the fight.
While some fighters and other athletes are encouraging Rousey to continue, veteran boxing trainer Freddie Roach thinks 'Rowdy' should call it quits. The Hall of Famer said that most of the fighters in her division now knows how to deal with Rousey, who made a name for herself by scoring quick wins during her reign.
"Everyone has her number now," Roach told TMZ, referring to Rousey. "The thing is, when you get beaten like that sometimes you can come back from that and sometimes no. It depends on the person. As soon as the first punch landed the fight was over."
Nunes also poked fun at Rousey. The reigning champion said that Rousey should retire and just focus on her acting career, following her success in Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7.
In a separate report from Washington Post, Nunes also took a swipe at trainer Edmond Tarverdyan. She said that Tarverdyan was one of the reasons why Rousey's career is now on a downward trajectory.
Nunes pointed out that the trainer made a huge mistake in making Rousey focus on her boxing skills instead of taking advantage of her judo experience. Rousey's mother AnnMaria De Mars also blasted Tarverdyan after her daughter's knockout loss to Holly Holm in November 2015.
"He like put this in her head and make the girl believe in that," Nunes said, referring to Tarverdyan. "I don't know why he did that. She has great judo and then she can go more forward in this division but he put some crazy thing about her boxing and then her career started like going down."
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