UFC 170: Ronda Rousey's trainer says Sara McMann is not ready for a 'Rowdy' title fight

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

But can McMann flip the script and pull off the biggest upset of the year?

Sara McMann may be undefeated (7-0, 1-0 UFC) and have Olympic medalist credentials in wrestling, but that doesn't mean she's ready to step into the Octagon against the queen of mixed martial arts (MMA), Ronda Rousey.

That's according to "Rowdy's" head trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, who stopped by The MMA Hour to dissect their upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight title fight at the UFC 170 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Feb. 22, 2014.

According to Edmond, he hasn't seen anything from Sara that proves she has what it takes to share a cage with Rousey. And come fight night, Team Rousey plans to prove it by besting Sara in all facets of the fight game.

His words:

"Honestly, I don't think so (ready for Rousey). In the fight she had with Shayna Baszler, she's with us now, I don't think she was that impressive in that fight. She won, yes, so I can't say much about it, it could have gone either way, I would say honestly. What it is, she didn't look that impressive and I don't think she's ready for a fight like Ronda. I think Ronda beats her everywhere. We're ready to do that, we're ready to show that."

McMann made her Octagon debut at UFC 159 last April by obliterating Sheila Gaff in the very first round in Newark, New Jersey. Nevertheless, that performance wasn't good enough to convince Edmond that she's ready to tango against the best female MMA fighter on the planet.

So the question remains, if not an undefeated Olympian, then who is capable of challenging "Rowdy?"

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