Karo Parisyan Out of UFC 106 Bout, and Organization

Written by Tom Ngo
November 19th, 2009

UFC president Dana White has just Tweeted that welterweight Karo Parisyan will be pulling out of his fight just moments before showtime … again. An irritated White stated that the Armenian will never again see the inside of an Octagon.

“Karo Parisyan has [expletive] over the UFC, the fans and his opponent again!!! He will not be fighting saturday or ever again in the UFC!!,” White Tweeted. “Pulled out of the fight the day before weigh ins again with a laundry list of excuses!!! Let the press ask karo why! Let him explain.”

Parisyan was slated to take on Dustin Hazelett at UFC 106 this weekend inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. White later stated that Hazelett will be awarded his entire purse + win bonus, so today’s news wasn’t too bad for the submission specialist.

Following his UFC 94 “win” over Dong Hyun Kim, the Nevada State Commission suspended Parisyan for nine months, fined him a total of $32,000, and overturned his split decision W to a No Decision after it was revealed that he had three banned pain killers in his system.

Parisyan also ran into trouble at UFC 88 back in September 2008 when he was a last-minute scratch against Yoshiyuki Yoshida because of a back injury. Shortly after, the Armenian went public regarding issues with panic attacks.

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