ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Edmond Tarverdyan is probably best known for coaching Ronda Rousey and her fellow fighters at the Glendale Fighting Club, but he actually had a short run as an MMA fighter himself.

In this clip from 2012, Tarverdyan takes on 4-16 Dominic Gutierrez. It's perhaps not the most impressive of opponents, but not a bad performance from Tarverdyan considering he only fought once before. If you keep a sharp eye out, you can also spot Ronda Rousey herself in his corner (and interestingly, she was a way bigger star than her coach at this point in her career).


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