Karo Parisyan: "do or die" at UFC 87

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Twenty20Dollars
5/30/08 12:17:39PM
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Perennial welterweight contender Karo "The Heat" Parisyan (18-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) is the most recent addition to a rapidly filling card at UFC 87, though his opponent for the Aug. 9 event has not yet been determined.

Parisyan recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he's been booked for the event, which takes place at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

The 26-year-old looks to rebound from a disappointing loss to Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 13 in April that knocked Parisyan out of immediate title contention.

"At this point in my life I'm trying to change a lot of stuff in my life," Parisyan said. "It's either do or die for me now. God forbid. I can't handle two losses in a row."

"The Heat" was originally scheduled to take on "The Ultimate Fighter 6" contestant George Sotiropoulos (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 87, but the Australian was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury, according to Parisyan. The search for a new opponent continues.

Parisyan will now fight on the same card as his cousin, lightweight Manny Gamburyan, for the second time in their UFC careers. Gamburyan also fought, victoriously, on the night of Parisyan's April defeat. He takes on Rob Emerson in August.
gartface
5/30/08 1:29:27PM
What was George's injury? Fear?
tdietel01
5/30/08 2:02:53PM
i really like karo and hope whoever he fights will be a win for him. his judo is awesome to watch
Twenty20Dollars
5/30/08 2:35:30PM
im hoping this lights a fire under karo and he starts training harder and gets in better shape and finishes his next opponent whoever that may be.

george vs karo would have a been a solid matchup but i think karo would have won that fight.
CantAndleDaRiddum
5/30/08 2:52:30PM
karo woulda manhandled george
Manfred
5/30/08 2:59:20PM
Wasn't it rumored he would rematch Serra now?
CantAndleDaRiddum
5/30/08 3:12:36PM

Posted by Manfred

Wasn't it rumored he would rematch Serra now?



damn that'd b schweeeeeeet
GrandMaster313
5/30/08 4:09:40PM
Manny by KO and Karo by Unanimous Decision! (whoever he faces)
skinnator
5/30/08 11:26:17PM
I really hope my man Karo gets up and wins. If not I still have my Man Gegard Mousasi too.
gartface
5/31/08 12:22:45AM

Posted by GrandMaster313

Manny by KO and Karo by Unanimous Decision! (whoever he faces)



Karo finished a top 10 guy in Nick Thompson.
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