Edmond Tarverdyan has mostly kept silent since his star pupil, Ronda Rousey badly lost to Holly Holm. A lot of criticism stemming from the high profile match up was about his coaching, and the GFC head has since addressed these on an interview with ESPNW.
"It was the biggest loss of my career," he said. "You know you won't ever want that to happen again. So what that means is, I've got to work harder. Every little thing I've got to be honest with and make sure that we're ready to go.
Transcript: Tarverdyan coaches Rousey at UFC 193
Read the full transcription of Ronda Rousey's coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, instructing her throughout her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm in November.
"Yeah there was a lot of criticism afterwards about adding a boxing coach. MMA is not a boxing game, but Ronda got caught, and we will be taking advice from boxing trainers. I don't think it's going to be a situation about adding a boxing coach, it's about getting more thoughts from boxing trainers."
"I will be speaking to them and getting in the best advice. And if I feel it's necessary we will bring them in. But besides boxing, even the wrestling, the judo, the grappling aspect of it -- just approaching the fight in general, there will be a bit of things that we could add."
"We're not going to sit here and change everything that we've done, we've done stuff that I think is working, it's been great. We're not going to have something so much different for Ronda. Have we been doing everything wrong? No, that's not the situation. It's a fight, Ronda got caught with a shot, and it was a little bit of a roller coaster from there."
Tarverdyan also explained that Rousey won't be able to compete by UFC 200 in July, and would need 4 months of training after filming the Road House movie.
Rousey's coach also made headlines recently, after he was investigated after filing for bankruptcy, and his license got revoked in California, both stemming from "significant errors" made while filling up paperwork.