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22nd Jan 2016

Ronda Rousey’s head coach has had his corner licence revoked by California Athletic Commission

"Falsifying his application"

Darragh Murphy

The Tarverdyan haters are going to absolutely lap this one up.

Ronda Rousey’s head coach and main cornerman, Edmond Tarverdyan, has officially lost his seconds licence in the state of California.

Glendale Fighting Club’s Tarverdyan had the licence revoked for allegedly “falsifying his application” in relation to a 2010 arrest.

in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

The divisive coach, who most recently cornered UFC heavyweight Travis Browne at Sunday night’s UFC Fight Night 81, has come in for flak in recent months for how he dealt with Rousey’s defeat at the hands of Holly Holm in November.

Many have criticised the lack of enlightening advice from Rousey’s corner in between the first and second round of UFC 193’s main event.

The revocation news was initially broken by‘s Greg Savage and it is understood that Tarverdyan’s appeal will be heard at the California State Athletic Commission’s next meeting on February 2.

As you can see from the following document from the CSAC, Tarverdyan’s case will be seventh on the agenda.


Rule 210b reads, as per Combat Sports Law: Falsification in whole or in part of a material fact or presentation on any application for a license shall result in a license being denied, and if previously granted, revoked unless otherwise ordered by the commission