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Karo Parisyan: “Who the hell is John Fitch?”

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Karo “The Heat” Parisyan was the guest on the most recent edition of PWB's Official Podcast Hotline with Lex and Ian http://www.pwbpodcastlive.com. In a candid interview, Parisyan addressed several topics:

On rumors that he “ducked” a fight with Jon Fitch:

“That is bullcrap, that is like, absurd, I have never been offered to fight Jon Fitch in my life.

http://www.fightline.com/news/2008/223/karo_parisyan_317097.shtml

Post #1   2/24/08 2:57:11PM   

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i hope they fight, karo will definitely know who he is then when he's on his back getting pounded.

Post #2   2/24/08 3:00:19PM   

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I totally agree with him on the title shot situation. He got injured just like GSP, but GSP got to get his title shot as soon as he was healthy. Total double standard.

Post #3   2/24/08 3:03:37PM   

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Karo is one of my favorite fighters, but he certainly is quite the character.
That would be a great fight...that should happen eventually.
I don't see Karo winning that one too easily...if at all.
John Fitch could sneak a decision on Karo.
Karo should get his own show.
It would be hilarious.
Cousin Manny too.

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Posted by gartface

I totally agree with him on the title shot situation. He got injured just like GSP, but GSP got to get his title shot as soon as he was healthy. Total double standard.

he was also told he would get the shot over a year before it happened... GSP was shafted for a long time before he got his first rematch with hughes

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well he lost to diego not to long ago and beat some so/so opponent, even tho that fight with chonan was better than i thought it would be, i think karo knows that the ufc cant just keep there word all the time somtimes the fighters with the more impressive record is gonna one up you in the rankings and get that shot, dosnt matter if you were promised a shot when you lose a fight things change

karo bro you should be worrying about that bro alves

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I'm a huge Jon Fitch fan and I want to see this fight happen. That being said, I don't think Karo Parisyan is ducking Fitch. Maybe this fight wasn't presented to him. I thinkt he UFC is thinking Fitch is the next one in line for a title shot so that's why they gave Fitch his opponent he has now. Or who knows maybe this is the next matchup for both of these guys.

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Still don't understand why Fitch's camp is talking trash in the first place. If Joe Silva didn't offer the fight to either of you, there is NO DUCKING.

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I love to watch both of these guys...but honestly Karo just goes to decision too much. Since he began with the UFC in 03' he's only finished 2 opponents, going to decision with 8...while Fitch has begun with the UFC in 05' he has finished 4 opponents and gone to decision only 3 times. Not to mention that Karo did lose to Diego in 06'. I don't think he is getting screwed here, just the opossite, he is getting hooked up to fight a guy that he actually has a better chance of winning against. He needs to finish Alves to get a title shot in my mind. If it goes to decision again then I say have the 2 go at it for a title shot. That would be fair, and give us a chance to see a very good match up!!!

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Just remember that Karo thinks Thiago Alves is a sure victory. Karo lost his ability to gain a title shot when Diego dominated him. Karo is a public relations nightmare with his stupid comments about woman in MMA and things along those lines. Just keep picking fights with Nate Diaz and trying to act tough.

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Posted by tberg420

Just remember that Karo thinks Thiago Alves is a sure victory. Karo lost his ability to gain a title shot when Diego dominated him. Karo is a public relations nightmare with his stupid comments about woman in MMA and things along those lines. Just keep picking fights with Nate Diaz and trying to act tough.



Did you even watch that episode of TUF? Karo was just messing with him grabbing his shoulders, and Nate Diaz bowed up at him...Pretty sure Karo didn't start that.

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Karo always comes off like such a prick. I love watching that guy fight, but he needs to learn a little humility. He just seems like he's got this huge chip on his shoulder, like everybody owes him something. Maybe he did deserve a title shot a year and a half ago, but he hasn't been as impressive since that loss to Diego (which surprised the hell out of me). And asking "who the hell is Jon Fitch".. he'll learn pretty quick if they get a chance to fight. Jon Fitch is a tough mother f**ker, just like Karo. I'd love to see that fight. Maybe the previous poster is right, if Karo can't finish Thiago, Silva makes the Fitch fight happen. My money would be on Fitch, but it would be a great fight to watch.

Last edited 2/24/08 6:05PM server time by mictlantechutli
Edit note/reason: by previous poster I mean jae_1833

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Fitch would destroy him, and Karo knows it, he can say all he wants, but the fact that they're both fighting scrubs, and Karo already saying he's taking the easy fight because of a title shot blah blah blah, means he's ducking him.

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Posted by gartface


Posted by tberg420

Just remember that Karo thinks Thiago Alves is a sure victory. Karo lost his ability to gain a title shot when Diego dominated him. Karo is a public relations nightmare with his stupid comments about woman in MMA and things along those lines. Just keep picking fights with Nate Diaz and trying to act tough.



Did you even watch that episode of TUF? Karo was just messing with him grabbing his shoulders, and Nate Diaz bowed up at him...Pretty sure Karo didn't start that.



Yeah I watched it and Karo came across as an idiot. Pretty sure you wouldn't want some dude rubbing all over you and squeezing you really hard. No reason to get defensive at the negative things people say about Karo. He's a fighter and can defend himself.

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Fitch would put Karo on his back and beat him up for 3 rounds.

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