Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey earns several million dollars a year, thanks to her ability to remain perfect as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, generate profitable pay-per-view (PPV) buys, and appeal to mainstream audiences.
Coach Edmond Tarverdyan, however, earns squat.
In fact, he's currently $700,000 in debt ($3,300 in assets) and recently filed for bankruptcy in Los Angeles, Calif., which in turn has allowed the bankruptcy trustee to liquidate Glendale Fighting Club (GFC) if and when that option becomes available.
Bloody Elbow reports:
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.
Might be time to call in the team of Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock.
This latest news comes as yet another hit to the "Rowdy" team as they gear up for her UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight in Australia (details). Tarverdyan recently made headlines after Rousey's mom threw him under the bus in a series of spiteful video interviews.
Probably not a good idea to bring this up at the next UFC press conference.