UFC heavyweight Travis Browne is no longer being coached by Edmond Tarverdyan at Glendale Fight Club after it emerged that he’s left to train at Black House instead.
Browne has trained under Tarverdyan since 2014 along with his girlfriend Ronda Rousey, and had up until this point resisted leaving despite his coach coming under fire from many sources and his results inside the Octagon leaving a lot to be desired.
Tarverdyan’s biggest critic has been Rousey’s mother AnnMaria De Mars, who publicly called into question his coaching methods and character prior to the superstar’s first KO loss to Holly Holm in 2015.
Other notable figures, including UFC color commentator Joe Rogan also criticized Tarverdyan’s coaching advice during that fight, and further questions about his abilities have now been raised after the first round beatdown Rousey suffered at the hands of Amanda Nunes this past December.
Browne’s record under Tarverdyan has also been less than impressive, losing three of his five fights during that time, while sliding from No.3 to No.9 in the heavyweight rankings.
Now 34 years-old, Browne will hope to get his career back on track at Black House, home to fighters like Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, Glover Teixeria and Lyoto Machida ahead of his next fight with Derrick Lewis at UFC 208 on February 11th.