Edmond Tarverdyan, coach and manager of the Glendale Fight Club in Los Angeles County, appears to be in legal trouble yet again. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) revoked his corner license last week for allegedly falsifying his application in a regards to a past. Tarverdyan (age) was arrested in December 2010 on two counts of felony identity theft and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest, according to public documents. The identity theft counts were dropped to misdemeanors and Tarverdyan ended up pleading no contest to the three minor chargers. Tarverdyan was sentenced to one day in jail, three years in jain and 30 days of community service, and fined $610.
The case against Tarverdyan is to be heard at a meeting on Febuary 2 in Los Angeles, according to a report filed by CSAC executive director Andy Foster to Association of Boxing Commissions president Mike Mazzulli on Jan 12. The report also stated that Foster will not seek any suspension MMA Coach until receives due process. But until then, Tarverdyan cannot serve as a corner man in the state of California, and possibly other states since athletic board commissions tend to respect each other suspensions.
Tarverdyan is a former MMA fighter and Muay Thai champion and now coaches elite fighters such as Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne (who are also a couple now). 2015 was a rough year for Tarverdyan, as both Browne and Rousey lost fights that year, and legal troubles involving alleged tax evasion and filing for bankruptcy. On top of Rousey’s mother Dr. AnnaMarie De Mars (a former Judo champion herself) criticized his coaching and character back in October.