Ronda Rousey's loss to Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207 brought about questions about Rousey's coaching staff and Nunes thinks it factored in Rousey's defeat.
Nunes easily dispatched Rousey through effective and hard striking to retain her belt, needing less than one minute to win the fight. At the UFC 207 post-fight press conference, Nunes said she knew Rousey's gameplan was to outbox Nunes in the early going.
"I knew [Rousey] was going to to strike with me, because she thinks it because her boxing coach told her she has good striking," Nunes said. "I knew she was going to strike a little bit with me, but when I started to connect with some punches I knew she would want to start to clinch with me."
On the matter of Rousey's coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, Nunes said he was giving Rousey a false impression that she could be a boxer when her strengths mainly are her judo skills. Nunes knew that if it came down to a boxing and striking match, she would come out victorious and called Tarverdyan out for coaching her properly.
"Yeah, because she thinks that she's a boxer, you know?" Nunes said. "He like put this thing in her head and make the girl believe in that. I don't know why he did that. She have great judo, and she can go far in this division, but he put some crazy thing about boxing, and her career started to go down. And if I win that, I am the real striker. This is the only thing I wanted to look at him, to say it."
Nunes retained her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship by beating Rousey at UFC 207, only needing 48 seconds to win the fight. Credit to MMA Fighting for the transcription.
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