ByMatt Juul, writer at
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Matt Juul

It sounds like Freddie Roach is among the growing list of people who think should retire after her devastating loss to Amanda Nunes at .

The legendary boxing coach recently told TMZ Sports that he agrees with Rousey's mother Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, who said that she "would like to see her retire" following the former champ's 48-second TKO defeat in her long-awaited Octagon return.

"She's correct," Roach said.

The combat sports veteran broke down Rousey's loss for TMZ, saying that people know how to defeat her now ever since she showed a weakness with her striking.

"She doesn't do well with stand-up and everyone has her number now," Roach told TMZ. "When you get beaten like that, sometimes you can come back from that, sometimes [you] don't. It depends on the person."

Roach added that he knew Rousey was done for after taking her first strike from Nunes.

"As soon as the first punch landed, the fight was over," Roach said. "But that's the fight game."

Although everyone from the current women's bantamweight champion to her mother thinks that she should retire, Rousey hasn't officially walked away from the just yet. The MMA pioneer did release a brief statement following the loss, saying that she needs some time to herself to ponder her future.

"I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future," Rousey said. "Thank you for believing in me and understanding."

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