Edmond Tarverdyan, infamously known as the mixed martial arts coach to Ronda Rousey, was in Vanes Martirosyan’s corner over the weekend. While the coach managed to resist saying his most infamous phrase, Tarverdyan couldn’t help but at least mention head movement.
Boxing fans made their way inside the Stubhub Center in Carson, California on Saturday for another exciting night of match ups. This time around, fans witness a dominant and stunning finish from one of the sport’s most dominant middleweights.
Gendady Golovkin was initially meant to face off against Canelo Alvarez in the night’s main event. However, Alvarez has since been suspended following failed drug tests.
Consequently, Vanes Martirosyan accepted the fight on short notice. Martirosyan has never competed in the middleweight division before, but faced the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight champion all the same.
Golovkin made short work of his opponent, earning a knockout within the second round. Of course, there is another moment from the match up that is still catching the attention of fight fans.
Martirosyan’s head coach is Edmond Tarverdyan. Tarverdyan has a lengthy history within the sport of MMA, most notably as the head coach to UFC superstar Ronda Rousey.
Tarverdyan received a heap of criticism throughout his time as Rousey’s coach, event getting some heat from the fighter’s mother. Most notably, the MMA coach was grilled for his cornering of Rousey during her big octagon comeback at UFC 207.
Rousey suffered a brutal TKO loss to Amanda Nunes, as Tarverdyan almost exclusively shouted “head movement” during the fight. Now Tarverdyan can be seen telling Martirosyan to watch his head movement within the video provided.
Check it out above.