The California State Athletic Commission handed Edmond Tarverdyan a three-month suspension and fined him for falsifying information on his application.
Tarverdyan will be forced to sit for an extended period of time, pay $5,000 and be placed on probation for three years.
The incident that led Tarverdyan, the head coach for former UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and heavyweight contender Travis Browne, to receive the punishment stemmed from a 2010 charge of identity theft and resisting arrest. He served a day in jail, three years probation and community service for the incident, but did not disclose it while filling out his license to corner.
Tarverdyan has come under scrutiny following Rousey’s loss to Holm for his instructions during the bout. Recently, he was in the corner of Browne in Massachusetts for his win over Matt Mitrione.
He submitted a written statement to the CSAC regarding the incident, which was obtained by MMAjunkie.com:
“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 people I come into contact with. And I do not want to do so in this instance. I train many young athletes and when I see that they are heading down the wrong path in life, I often remind them of the mistakes and regrets of my past as a way to guide them onto the right track in life. I hope to continue to take the opportunity to help others in combat sports to make the correct moral and ethical decisions in their lives. And I intend to make the correct decisions in my life as well.”
The suspension was first reported by MMAFighting.com.