Transcript of Edmond during fight

From bloody elbow. This guy is crazy and obviously in love with Ronda.

Blue please Phone Post 3.0

It's like he has mom goggles on and can't see that she was failing. Phone Post 3.0

Someone copy and paste it here?! Phone Post 3.0

I'd give her better advice than that and I don't even like her.

For Willin

Round 1

:01-:57: "Press right, feint! Press fight, feint! Step to the right after touches. Step, step, step, step, step. Now you're taking her where you want her. Yeah, press again, quick press. Light touch. Feint, go! Feint, go! No problem*, hands up, hands up! Press go, press go, champ. Beautiful. Step ahead, press again. Feints, feints, be patient, smart! Yes! That's a touch! Feint, go again! Yes, go press, left hook, where's that big one? Touch ... just touch, feint, touch, touch. Yeah, you're inside. No problem*, chin down! Hands up! Nice hook!"

* - He said this both times after Rousey was hit with lefts from Holm.

:58-2:00: "Show the right hand to the body, go upstairs! Yes! That's it. Hands up, champ! Press, press, press! Now it's yours! Yes! Yes! Hands up! Hands up! Feint, quick feet, champ! Nice! Control! Nice!* Hands up, champ! Hands up! Feint! Feint, hands up! Feint, feint, feint. She'll fall into you. Feint, keep pressing! Touch, press her! Touch, press her! Feint, feint, feint! Yeah, very good. Yes!** That's it, feint, feint, feint! Nice, hands up, hands up when you're pressing! Feint, now she's falling. Press, press, keep pressing. She'll slow down."

* - Rousey briefly has Holm controlled against the cage and lands a knee to the body.

- Rousey partially lands a left hook.

2:01-2:13: "Watch the set-ups on kicks, keep that right hand up where it's supposed to be. Hands up, champ! Press, feint, feint, go."

2:14-2:30: (Another cornerman talks Rousey through getting the armbar after she takes Holm down)

"Armbar! Armbar's open, be patient! Be patient! Be patient, it'll be there! It'll be there!"

(Tarverdyan resumes speaking after the failed armbar attempt)

2:31-3:00: "Hands up! Nice. Hands up! Champ, champ, champ! Discipline, baby, discipline! Feint, go! Feint, go! Discipline, feint, go! Watch the head kicks, champ! Champ, right hand up baby, let's go! Nice, work off it! Feint, go! Beautiful. Press, press, press! Feint, champ, feint! Double up the jab, feint, head movement! No problem*."

* - Rousey is hit with a Jon Jones-esque kick to the knee

3:01-4:00: "Hands up, champ! She's going to throw a kick upstairs!* Hands up! Go, work off it.
Press, press, press, good presses! Step ahead, champ! Legs under you, girl! Let's go! Yeah, what a right hand! Hands up! You're hurting her by touching her! Press! Touch, touch, touch, combination, work the jab! Hands up, champ! Feint, go! Hands up, don't lean in! Feint, go! Boxing skills, let's go! Right hook to the body. Feint, go! Yeah! Legs under you, champ! Don't gnash (?) the shot! Don't gnash (?) the shot. Don't gnash (?) the shot, step around, yes!"

- No kick is ever thrown

* - Holm misses a jab but Rousey never counters

4:01-4:10: "Oh! You hurt her with a left hook!* There you go! Stay on her! Hey! Discipline, hands up! Hands up, discipline, go! Right hand, left hook! YES!"

* - Holm loses her mouthpiece and there's a break in the action

- Rousey throws a right hand and a left hook. The left hook lands and Holm ties up and takes her down.

(silence as Rousey is briefly taken down)

4:11-5:00: "Hands up, discipline! Hands up! Press, press, press! Hands up! Feint, good legs! Feint, good legs! Let's go, yes! Throw!"

- Rousey doesn't toss Holm to the mat, the clinch is broken and the round ends.

During the break

"Beautiful! Stay nice and patient [and] relax. Breathe, okay? Let's rinse that mouth, don't swallow it, rinse it. Champ, beautiful work. Listen to me, all she wants to do is catch you with that left hand and come on top with that hook, okay? We're feinting, we're keeping both hands up. We're feinting -- a lot of feints when we're pressing. We're stepping ahead. A little bit quicker on the step-ahead. She gets frustrated, okay? Your left hook is massive there. It's there -- right hand, left hook, right hand! And then what you gotta do after you let your hands go, back to defense! Press, feint, press, press!* So we can get her where we want her. Once we get her on the cage ... we need her on the cage this round and then we're going to be good, okay? Beautiful. More discipline, more discipline, please let's go you're the champ! Discipline!"

* - "Okay," Rousey replied.

Round 2

0:01-0:31: "Watch the kicks from distance. Hands up, watch that left hand! Watch that right hook now on top. Go, go, press, legs! Hands up! Smart about it. Yes, back to the legs, beautiful! Beautiful, touch!"

0:32-0:59: "Left hook, right hand!* Hands up! Beautiful! Now you're working, hands up!" (Rousey is knocked out 17 seconds later)

* - Rousey whiffs badly.

gogojefe - It's like he has mom goggles on and can't see that she was failing. Phone Post 3.0

In this case Mom knows what's up.

I can't believe the coach that took over with armbar advice did not advise her to go for the armbar at every chance in round two... instead, she got Edmund's shoddy boxing advice, in a time where she maybe could've saved herself had she gone back to her bread & butter and attempted the armbar again. I dunno, it could be possible. We'll never know... instead of Ronda's usual stellar display of overwhelming Judo capabilities, we got to see Holly Holm put on a boxing clinic of epic proportions, and congrats to her. I just wonder if the fight would've looked decidedly different had Ronda been receiving different advice... Phone Post 3.0

edmond fight kit

VTFU - It's like reading the transcript of a cockpit voice recording before the plane smashes into the ocean. Phone Post 3.0
Yep VU haha Phone Post 3.0

Surely there must have been some kind of strategy other than "walk forward into her punches" involved when he said "press". I'm guessing they had talked about fighting in close to nullify Holly's kicks and maybe get a clinch.

But when it became clear that was not working, there was no plan B? Cut off her movement with leg kicks, bait her to come forward then shoot, hit a high single when her lead foot is heavy on the jab? It's pretty clear a big part of their plan, maybe the only plan, was to outbox a woman who's known to be an excellent boxer. Phone Post 3.0

It's like some of you have no idea how Ronda structures her corner. Rener is the grappling coach. You won't hear him shouting striking advice either. Edmond has also said that he doesn't pretend to know more about grappling than Ronda so he doesn't tell her what to do in that department. Other corners operate in a similar manner. Different coaches limit themselves to specific aspects of the game.

The real mistake made by Edmond (and Ronda) was overestimating her striking ability. They didn't plan for an all-standup fight - but they did plan to hurt Holly first before taking her down and finishing her. It was an opportunity to test Ronda's boxing development... and they were wrong. Instead of Holm getting hurt and being unable to defend the takedown (or getting straight KO'd), Ronda got hurt and was unable to take her down. Game over. That kind of shit happens all the time in MMA.. even with great coaches.

Look at Gunnar and Maia. It was an opportunity for Nelson to test his skills against the best.. to show the world how good he is.. and he was wrong. It happens all the fucking time.

Can anyone else transcribe another's coach advice I'm just curious for comparisons .

The part I don't get is the rematch, mistake or no mistake ... Please let's see new blood! Respect to Ronda, she will be back ! But no rematches. Phone Post 3.0

I don't understand he keeps telling her to press and feint mostly. Ok, but those aren't offensive techniques. Press feint and then what? Seems like Ronda was doing exactly what he was saying. She would press to get in punching range, feint to open her guard and then presented a perfect target for holly to hit. Phone Post 3.0

It sounded like what a clueless person would scream from the crowd to his friend that is fighting in a tough man contest at some dive bar. Phone Post 3.0