Ronda Rousey Thanks Derek Brunson For Teaching Edmen Shahbazyan

Rousey and Shahbazyan trainingFormer UFC Champion Ronda Rousey has taken to social media to thank Derek Brunson for teaching Edmen Shahbazyan the lessons he needed to learn in order to become a champion. Brunson who is 21-7 in MMA, beat Shahbazyan (12-1) in last weeks UFC Vegas 5 main event. Brunson won the fight via 3rd round TKO. […]

Rousey and Shahbazyan training

Former UFC Champion Ronda Rousey has taken to social media to thank Derek Brunson for teaching Edmen Shahbazyan the lessons he needed to learn in order to become a champion.

Brunson who is 21-7 in MMA, beat Shahbazyan (12-1) in last weeks UFC Vegas 5 main event. Brunson won the fight via 3rd round TKO.

Ronda Rousey manages Shahbazyan and posted on Twitter yesterday where she spoke about Shahbazyan’s first career defeat.

Speaking to her 3.5million Twitter followers, Rousey, said: ‘Thank you Derek Brunson, congrats on your well deserved victory and thank you for teaching Edmen Shahbazyan lessons he needed to learn to be a champion.’

The fight began with a close first round. However in the second round, Derek Brunson began to dominate and had it not been for the bell, he would’ve stopped Shahbazyan at the end of the second round. Shahbazyan came out for the third but was still hurt from the end of the second where the fight was stopped in the early stages of the final round to give Shahbazyan his first career loss.

Rousey began her career by going 12-0 to which she then lost to Holly Holm. Rousey never fully recovered from the loss in 2015 to which she took a year off.

Rousey then returned at the end of 2016 where she fought Amanda Nunes who stopped her via TKO early in the first round.

Shahbazyan is still only 22 and will look to bounce back from his first career defeat.

Do you think Edmen Shahbazyan still has potential to become a world champion or has Brunson de-railed a hype train?

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Edmen Shahbazyan Explains How Seeing Ronda Rousey In Her Prime Helped Him

Edmen Shahbazyan has detailed how his current manager Ronda Rousey helped him mature in the MMA game. Shahbazyan was just 15 years old when he trained alongside Ronda Rousey. At the time, Rousey was considered to be the most dominant female fighter on …

Edmen Shahbazyan has detailed how his current manager Ronda Rousey helped him mature in the MMA game. Shahbazyan was just 15 years old when he trained alongside Ronda Rousey. At the time, Rousey was considered to be the most dominant female fighter on the planet. She still holds the record for most successful consecutive UFC […]

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Ronda Rousey Heaps Praise On Edmen Shahbazyan: ‘He’s The One’

ShahbazyanRonda Rousey heaped praise on middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan ahead of his upcoming fight. Shahbazyan is one of the most exciting up and comers in the UFC with a 11-0 record and finishes in all but one of his career wins, having last knocked out Brad Tavares. He is currently set to face Derek Brunson […]

Shahbazyan

Ronda Rousey heaped praise on middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan ahead of his upcoming fight.

Shahbazyan is one of the most exciting up and comers in the UFC with a 11-0 record and finishes in all but one of his career wins, having last knocked out Brad Tavares. He is currently set to face Derek Brunson in his first headliner at UFC Vegas 5 on August 1.

An impressive win over a perennial contender in Brunson would not further move Shahbazyan up the ranks, but possibly set him up against a potential top-five opponent in the middleweight division.

And for Rousey, who manages the 22-year-old as well as trained him with him in the past, Shahbazyan has always been a special talent.

“Little Eddie, he’s always been special. He’s always been called Neo. He’s the one,” Rousey said in a recent chat with UFC president Dana White (via BJ Penn). “He’s one of the first generation of kids who only did MMA. He was obsessed with MMA when I was training with the gym. He was actually like my throw-in dummy for my open workout (before the Liz Carmouche fight at UFC 157). He was 15 years old, he was like still like bigger than me. But like he was one of my training partners. He learned armbars by me. He got beat up by me.

“He was in the gym at a very pivotal time and he and his brother (Leon Shahbazyan) would just like show up with 10th Planet (Jiu-Jitsu) books and they were completely obsessed. I’ve never seen kids more obsessed with MMA and that was like the first generation of that. I came up in like judo and other things and MMA became a thing that everyone else had to adjust to when they were aways experts in something else.”

Based on his showings so far, the talent is there for all to see.

And if he keeps going at his current rate, Jon Jones may see his record of being the youngest UFC champion in history broken.

Do you think Shahbazyan will win this weekend? And what do you make of his future potential?

Ronda Rousey Heaps Praise On Edmen Shahbazyan: ‘He’s The One’

ShahbazyanRonda Rousey heaped praise on middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan ahead of his upcoming fight. Shahbazyan is one of the most exciting up and comers in the UFC with a 11-0 record and finishes in all but one of his career wins, having last knocked out Brad Tavares. He is currently set to face Derek Brunson […]

Shahbazyan

Ronda Rousey heaped praise on middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan ahead of his upcoming fight.

Shahbazyan is one of the most exciting up and comers in the UFC with a 11-0 record and finishes in all but one of his career wins, having last knocked out Brad Tavares. He is currently set to face Derek Brunson in his first headliner at UFC Vegas 5 on August 1.

An impressive win over a perennial contender in Brunson would not further move Shahbazyan up the ranks, but possibly set him up against a potential top-five opponent in the middleweight division.

And for Rousey, who manages the 22-year-old as well as trained him with him in the past, Shahbazyan has always been a special talent.

“Little Eddie, he’s always been special. He’s always been called Neo. He’s the one,” Rousey said in a recent chat with UFC president Dana White (via BJ Penn). “He’s one of the first generation of kids who only did MMA. He was obsessed with MMA when I was training with the gym. He was actually like my throw-in dummy for my open workout (before the Liz Carmouche fight at UFC 157). He was 15 years old, he was like still like bigger than me. But like he was one of my training partners. He learned armbars by me. He got beat up by me.

“He was in the gym at a very pivotal time and he and his brother (Leon Shahbazyan) would just like show up with 10th Planet (Jiu-Jitsu) books and they were completely obsessed. I’ve never seen kids more obsessed with MMA and that was like the first generation of that. I came up in like judo and other things and MMA became a thing that everyone else had to adjust to when they were aways experts in something else.”

Based on his showings so far, the talent is there for all to see.

And if he keeps going at his current rate, Jon Jones may see his record of being the youngest UFC champion in history broken.

Do you think Shahbazyan will win this weekend? And what do you make of his future potential?

Ronda Rousey Heaps Praise On Edmen Shahbazyan Ahead Of UFC on ESPN+ 31

Ronda Rousey has known Edmen Shahbazyan since he was a teenager and she believes he is a special talent. Shahbazyan is set to collide with Derek Brunson in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 31. The action will take place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, …

Ronda Rousey has known Edmen Shahbazyan since he was a teenager and she believes he is a special talent. Shahbazyan is set to collide with Derek Brunson in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 31. The action will take place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The middleweight scrap was promoted to […]

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