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UFC 207: Full transcript of Ronda Rousey’s corner advice during loss to Amanda Nunes

Check out Edmond Tarverdyan’s coaching during Ronda Rousey’s latest fight

MMA: UFC 207-Nunes vs Rousey Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Now that UFC 207 is in the books, the period of reflection has begun. All of the analysis regarding what Nunes did right and what Rousey did wrong will be flooding in as expected, but the corner advice that Rousey received during the fight also needs some examination.

Once again, Edmond Tarverdyan was fulfilling head coach duties. From the moment the fighters touched gloves, Tarverdyan started his instructions which we’ve transcribed as best we could below:

Tarverdyan: Make her miss, miss, miss!

Tarverdyan: Ronda, make her miss!

Second cornerman: Be patient. Pick your moments

Fight starts.

Tarverdyan: Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement!

Tarverdyan: Yes, move!

Rousey is already taking a few punches at this point, unable to properly defend. She continues to take damage as the following takes place.

Tarverdyan: Hands up! Hands up! Hands up! Catch her! Clinch!

Second cornerman: Get to the head!

Rousey is unable to get the clinch, starts taking worse damage as Nunes lands some power shots.

Tarverdyan: Head movement! Good job! Jab!

Rousey is unable to establish the jab or fight back. She takes a defensive position with a high guard on her left side as she continues to take more punishment.

Tarverdyan: Move, move! Come on, please!

Rousey starts to move to her left as more shots keep coming.

Tarverdyan: Move, move, move! Clinch, clinch, clinch, clinch, clinch, clinch!!

Nunes finishes Rousey, makes the shushing sign as she walks triumphantly around the cage.


Nunes makes her way to Tarverdyan and says a few things before popping her head out of the cage to say a few more bon mots. Edmond remains quiet during this part.

Tarverdyan: (as Amanda walks away) Move, (unintelligible)... move! Fuck!

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