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Transcript: Ronda Rousey’s controversial trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, pleads with her as UFC 207 knockout loss unfolds - 'Catch her … please!'

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Things didn't end well for former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey last night (Fri., Dec. 30, 2016) at UFC 207 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite over a year off from fighting to lick her wounds from her loss to Holly Holm back at UFC 193, Rousey lasted just 48 seconds opposite champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Check out what Rousey's head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, had to say before, during and after he saw his prized fighter drop another crushing defeat:

Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Head movement! Yes, move! Hands up! Hands up! Catch her! Please! Head Movement, good jab! Move, move! Move, please! Move, move, move, clinch, clinch, clinch! CLINCH! CLINCH! CLINCH! No! NO! NO! NO! NO! Move out!

(pounding sound)

Move, f*ck!

Remember, Tarverdyan was blasted by Rousey's mom following his advice to "Rowdy" during her loss to Holm 13 months ago (check that out here). Tarverdyan defended that same advice, insisting Rousey wasn't being outpointed against Holm.

One can only wonder what people around the mixed martial arts (MMA) community will say about the head coaches' choice words at UFC 207. Head movement would have been key in stopping Nunes' early offensive advancements, but maybe Rousey needed better direction.

For complete UFC 207 results and coverage click here.

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