After UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos invited Ronda Rousey over to train at Kings MMA, head coach Rafael Cordeiro also expressed that he would be pleased to have her there, as long as Rousey shows an open mind to learning new methods.
"For sure, if Ronda one day wants to come and spend time with us over here, no problem," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "If the fighter comes here with a good mind, an open mind to learn, no problem."
Furthermore, Cordeiro says he would not feel comfortable pointing out holes in Rousey's game since he respects her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, but he would still like to train her or any other fighter who would like to join his gym.
"It's hard for me to say something about Ronda Rousey because she has her own coach and I respect him as a coach. It's hard for me to say ‘come over here Ronda'. Not just for her, but for all kinds of fighters that want to spend time with us at Kings MMA. They are more than welcome. No problem at all. I respect her camp, but if she one day wants to spend some day inside Kings MMA, she's more than welcome, with all respect."
Even though Cordeiro also trained Cris "Cyborg" Justino back in the Chute Boxe days, he states it would not be a problem for Ronda as there is no animosity against Rousey in the gym, and Cyborg hasn't trained there in years.
"Cris trained with me a long time ago. As soon as I moved to the United States eight years ago, she came and worked with me for maybe six months and then she went back to Brazil, but I don't train her anymore. I believe Cyborg can be the greatest of all time. This is what I believe. But the way I train, the way I see things, maybe is not the same way she does. I see her with the same respect, but I don't have more connections with her."