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Dana White sticks up for Ronda Rousey's embattled coach despite scathing comments from 'Rowdy' mom

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Ronda Rousey's mom, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, really hates Edmond Tarverdyan, embattled head coach for the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion and current Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl.

But you knew that already.

Just don't expect De Mars' opinion to change anything in the "Rowdy" camp as they prepare for her mixed martial arts (MMA) return later this year. In fact, promotion president Dana White recently echoed these sentiments and suggests it may be a bit early to reinvent the wheel.

From his conversation with TMZ:

"It's a tough situation. She has a lot of respect for her mom, she loves her mom, she wouldn't be where she is today without her mom. It's a tough situation for her. If you look at what she's done to get where she is today and then you lose one fight, it's easy to dissect one fight and say somebody made a lot of mistakes. Look at what she did before that, nobody's talking about that. What her mom is talking about is, [Ronda] was that good when she walked into the gym, but she wasn't a mixed martial artist. She was a judo Olympian."

Her next fight inside the Octagon will be very telling.

Either way, expect it to be a rematch against Holly Holm -- or perhaps Miesha Tate -- depending on who prevails in the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, with "The Preacher's Daughter" defending her newly-won title.

As for Rousey? She's got plenty to keep her busy until then.

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