In just six days, it will have been a whole year since Rousey suffered her knockout loss to Holly Holm and lost her UFC bantamweight title. On December 30th, Rousey will put down her knitting needles and cap off a truly record breaking year for the UFC with a fight against current champion Amanda Nunes.
Longtime boxing coach for Nick and Nate Diaz, Richard Perez, just hopes his former student does things different this time around.
“When she fought Holly, she came out the wrong way,” Perez told BJPenn.com. "She came out forward, throwing and swinging and not paying attention, not trying to take her down real hard. She just didn’t set anything up. I don’t know what happened."
While Perez cant comment on what goes on with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, he goes on record saying he doesn't believe she's getting the same caliber of training there as she did with him. I bet Fabricio Werdum wouldn't try to kick him either.
“You know to be honest with you, I don’t know how she is being trained over there [at Glendale Fighting Club]. I know I trained her for a couple fights before and she did really good,” Perez said. “I mean I trained her really hard, she loved it. She said she never had anybody train her like I did. You know, I don’t know what they do over there so I can’t give an answer on how it’s gonna come out.”
So, what does advice does Perez offer Rousey ahead of he gigantic comeback fight? Get back to what worked for her to begin with: Slamming chicks on their head and ripping their arms off.
“I would definitely tell her don’t make the mistake that you did last time. Go out there forward and just focus on one thing. Be sharp, make [Nunes] miss, move around, you know cause Nunes is gonna be a striker. Ronda has to focus on throwing good strikes but yet trying to shoot on her at the same time. It’s all about timing.”