ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ronda Rousey has fought nine mixed martial arts fights, six as a pro and three as an amateur. All nine have ended in the first round with the same move.
Rousey's signature arm bar has become the sport's most dominant finishing move. Her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, laughed off the notion that she might be a one-trick pony.
If Liz Carmouche, Rousey's opponent Saturday in the main event of UFC 157 at what for one night will change from the Honda Center to the Ronda Center, can avoid the arm bar, Rousey's chance to win won't diminish, Tarverdyan said.
"I'll be honest with you," Tarverdyan said after Rousey completed a workout at the Glendale Fight Club, "I'd rather see her finish her career with all first-round arm bars. That would mean the chance of her getting hurt would be way less. I would like it that way.
"But Ronda is way more than an arm bar [specialist], way more. She has great hands. Her striking is improved so much. People say she is all about the armRead More »from Cash course: Ronda Rousey's dive into UFC is translating into a major monetary splash