To be a corner-person for a fighter in the great state of California, you need a license. More specifically, you need a Second's license and about $50 to pay the application fee to get it. As part of the licensing process, there are a number of things you have to disclose. The athletic commission wants to know what financial interests you have in the combat sports world, through various promotions, corporations, exhibitions, etc. They want to know if you've been licensed before, and if that license has ever been revoked. They want to know what qualifications you have, what your experience is.
And they want to know if you have a criminal record.
It's that last one that seems to have tripped up Ronda Rousey's head coach Edmond Tarverdyan, and gotten his California State Athletic Commission license revoked. The CSAC detailed the infraction in a recent letter to the trainer (image via CombatSportsLaw.com):
MMAFighting revealed the source of those undisclosed "past criminal offenses" in a recent report, stating that Tarverdyan had been arrested in 2010 for felony identity theft and a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. Eventually all charges were changed to misdemeanors and Tarverdyan pleaded no contest.
Of course, with one of the conditions for application on a Second's license being "Has your license ever been suspended, revoked, or fined..." this may have a direct impact not just on Tarverdyan's ability to corner Rousey in California, but everywhere else as well.