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Karo Parisyan ‘trying to deal with’ panic attacks

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“Basically, eight months ago, I was diagnosed with panic attacks. It’s something I have been trying to deal with. I am trying to keep my head clear…. When I first got there (to Colorado), I couldn’t eat or sleep. I just didn’t want to be there. I struggled during camp (with panic attacks) and my conditioning wasn’t there. That Karo that used to come out tenacious was not there…. I am not going to stress myself out. This fight [at UFC 88] is very, very important in so many aspects and in so many ways…. It’s very simple. If I beat three bums, I get nowhere. If I beat Yoshida, I’m back in title contention. I’ve always said that if I come in shape, I can be the best at 170. Hopefully, if I can annihilate Yoshida, I can avenge some of my old losses to Thiago (Alves) and Diego Sanchez. Then I can annihilate those guys. I’m ready to show that I’m the best.”

Experienced mixed martial arts veteran and long-time Judo competitor, Karo Parisyan, reveals that he has recently been dealing with panic attacks. Being locked inside a cage with another man who wants to tear his head off — in front of a massive screaming crowd and television audience — is perhaps the worst place for someone with his condition to be. “The Heat” admits to feeling “girly” when the episodes emerge, but it seems like a step in the right direction to discuss and address them in the open — it must be extremely difficult for the the proud Armenian. Parisyan will take on the super tough Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Ga., on September 6. Let’s hope his mind is right because this is a very good fight, which will surely deliver the goods if both fighters are in top form.


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Post #1   8/26/08 6:20:49PM   

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I'm not so sure how real those attacks are..... it might just be his usual type of antics so he has an excuse when he lose's. im just sayin. just my opinion he may very well have them. i just don't buy it.

Post #2   8/26/08 9:10:37PM   

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Posted by haggiswashere

I'm not so sure how real those attacks are..... it might just be his usual type of antics so he has an excuse when he lose's. im just sayin. just my opinion he may very well have them. i just don't buy it.



naw if it was an excuse he wouldn't say something gay like panic attacks.

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he's already setting excuses in case he loses

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Posted by Ordep

he's already setting excuses in case he loses




exactly. that's what i'm thinkin too

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excuse or not... having a panic attack does royally suck

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Does anyone remember when Arona lost to Sokoudjou and he said he had malaria?

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Posted by Svartorm

Does anyone remember when Arona lost to Sokoudjou and he said he had malaria?


LOL! Arona's nickname should be excuse, he always seems to have one.

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Karo doesnt seem like the kind of person to have panic attacks....he's healthy....he works out.....he frekkin sang a song about his damn Judo skills after his fight!...

he made a video with reggie warren jr. for god sakes.(and was pretty good in it..acting wise)

but,who knows....Im sure we have all had a panic attack at least once in your life,and they SUCKKKKk! ..the first time i smoked out of a bong and had a panic attack while having a smoke in,in my friends car......I was like...i need to get out of here!..and my older smoking buddies were like..."hell no..you'll let all the smoke out"....then it happened like 5 mins later..so i just got the **** out of the car...I thought my heart was gonna explode or pass out....i felt like i was going cross-eyed even though i wasnt.....and i was freaking out because i didnt feel pain when i would pinch myself...

its all adrenaline...it does that to ya.....But i finally learned to control it a while back after learning why you feel the way you do while having a panic attack..





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My favorite was when Rampage knocked him out with the powerbomb and Arona said "I won a moral victory." which is odd, because he lost a real fight.

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If you watch the replay, it's actually Rampage's head that knocks Arona out. As he came down his head crashed into Arona's chin. Arona has also stated tha this is what caused the knockout. Of course...he was knocked out so he may not be entirely sure.

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I have a 2 year old daughter and she seems to have a panic attack every time I enforce the house rules

After seeing the way that Karo acted of TUF with little Diaz I'm sure that he is going through the same thing my kid does

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Gotta love pre-loss excuses. People with children dying of cancer who still have to go to work also have panic attacks. Karo is just a woman-hating excuse maker.

Post #13   8/27/08 1:39:20PM