CSAC Hearing Sheds Light on Tarverdyan Licence Revocation

Update – The CSAC has apparently suspended Tarverdyan for the three months and fined him $5,000 with Marc Raimondi reporting as follows

Raimondi Tweet re ET


Last month the California State Athletic Commission revoked Edmund Tarverdyan’s second’s licence.  As the head trainer and corner to UFC’s former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, among other athletes, this can have an adverse impact on Tarverdyan’s involvement in the sport.

Tarverdyan appealed the revocation and his hearing is scheduled today.  The CSAC’s materials, which have now been released, shed light on the reason behind the revocation, namely an allegedly dishonest answer, made under penalty of perjury, to a question regarding ‘past criminal offences‘.

ET Licence Suspension Letter

2 thoughts on “CSAC Hearing Sheds Light on Tarverdyan Licence Revocation

  1. Something is not clear.

    Ronda last fought in California February 28, 2015 UFC 184 against Zingano. That letter states his application on April 2015. She also fought in February 23, 2013 and August 18, 2012 and March 27, 2011. According to the information he was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2011. Based on the wording in the license application they are valid for 12 months and may have come into effect at least by 2012?

    What did he put down in April 2014 to April 2015 license which allowed him to be there for the Zingano fight? Was that checked? Why would he lie upon renewal in April 2015. What about 2011, 2012 and 2013?

    Unless this license and its wording is all new as of 2015? Can one of the reporters check?

    1. how new is this license requirement and requirement to declare convictions
    2. what did he put on all his other license applications 2011 to 2014

    What are the repercussions if he lied on all of them and if the commission never actually checked those?

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