Edmund Tarverdyan, coach of the most popular MMA fighter in the world in Ronda Rousey, filed for bankruptcy back in July, according to a report by BloodyElbow.
What that means in broad terms is that Tarverdyan has debts he cannot pay, and he’s seeking relief from the courts. However, the devil is in the details, and as per the statements Tarverdyan made in support of his request for relief, he doesn’t own the gym Rousey trains at, and there are years where he didn’t have any income nor file any tax returns.
Tarverdyan lists his occupation as “Not Employed” while earning “$0.00” in gross wages, salary, tips, bonuses, and commissions and receiving “$0.00” in net income from operating a business, profession, or farm (Debtor 1 column below). His spouse did not file for bankruptcy but her income was included in the form. Bloody Elbow has redacted her precise income for privacy purposes but will confirm it is less than $10,000 a month and, after expenses, Tarverdyan claims a net monthly family income of $-110.00.
If this notion raises any red flags in your mind, you’re not alone. The bankruptcy trustee investigating the case thinks the transfer of ownership of the Glendale Fight Club prior to the bankruptcy petition stinks, and we will likely see some shady stuff uncovered before this whole mess is sorted out.
Methinks Rousey’s mom was telling the truth when she harshed on Tarverdyan a couple weeks back.