The California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday fined and suspended Edmond Tarverdyan, Ronda Rousey‘s head coach, for falsifying information on his corner licensing application.
Tarverdyan was fined $5,000, suspended for 3 months, and put on a 3-year probation, according to MMAFighting.com. The sanctions are recognized by all members of the Association of Boxing Commissions.
The infraction stems from Tarverdyan’s failure to reveal that he had a criminal history when filling out his licensing application in California. Asked specifically if he had a criminal record, Tarverdyan selected “No,” when he actually had been arrested in 2010.
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The Glendale Fight Club coach received an initial suspension two weeks ago, but was before the CSAC on Tuesday to appeal it. He was unsuccessful in doing so.
The arrest in question, according to a police report presented as evidence during the hearing, noted that Tarverdyan, 34, was arrested on Dec. 5, 2010, for identity theft and resisting arrest. During the arrest, Tarverdyan was said to be combative and was hit twice with a Taser before coming under control of the arresting officers.
Tarverdyan managed to get a plea bargain, which reduced the charges to misdemeanors resulting in one day served in jail and a $610 fine, according to FOXSports.com.
In a statement filed with the athletic commission, Tarverdyan said:
“I want to first and foremost apologize to Executive Officer Andy Foster and the honorable commissioners. I take my position and role in combat sports very seriously, and I regret if this matter has caused any embarrassment to the California State Athletic Commission.
“In my life, I have not concealed my past indiscretions from ….View full article