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Karo Parisyan Owns Up to Failure

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According to UFC welterweight Thiago Alves on Monday’s edition of TAGG Radio, Karo Parisyan has come to terms with his sort-of controversial TKO loss at UFC Fight Night 13, which Parisyan immediately protested as soon as he regained his faculties:

“You can look at the replay,” Alves said. “Even I looked at it after the fight. He was out. He fell. He had no reaction at all. I kept punching and punching, and sometimes when you’re out, when you get punched again you wake up. You don’t know what just happened.

“That was [Parisyan's] concern. He thought that nothing happened. ‘Why’d you stop the fight?’ you know? When he saw the replay, even (Parisyan’s coach Randy) Couture was like, ‘You got knocked out.’ After a while, [Parisyan] texted my coach and apologized and everything. Karo’s a great guy.”

Sadly, Karo is probably still trying to wrap his head around the fact that he just lost his highly cherished title shot — which, to hear the guy talk in previous interviews, seemed to be his sole reason for fighting. To add insult to injury, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva all but promised Alves a future crack at the 170-pound belt:

“Right now I heard I’m right behind Jon Fitch,” Alves said. “That’s what Joe Silva told me.”

And I guess that makes sense, except for two things:

1) It assumes that Alves will remain unbeaten for like six months. While on the same radio show, Alves said “My manager asked me if I want to wait to see what’s up, and I said, ‘I don’t want to wait, I want to fight.’ Probably I’ll be fighting by June or July.” Good to see he’s not trying to pull a Karo on this one, but it means he’ll have to survive at least one more fight before he gets his shot. And who’s the UFC going to match him up with for that fight — some creampuff, or someone dangerous sitting directly under him on the ladder, like Marcus Davis or Diego Sanchez? Isn’t it kind of ludicrous to promise someone a title shot that far into the future?

2) Does anybody remember Matt Hughes? Isn’t he supposed to fight Matt Serra directly after Serra fights GSP? I know, longshot, but if Serra wins on the 19th, Hughes would have the first title shot, then Fitch…and then Alves? So now we’re really getting into the hypothetical. It bothers me that Joe Silva doesn’t even seem to be considering a Serra win as a possibility. Talk about counting your chickens…

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NewsFlash- June 19, 2008 at 9:02 am
lol Randy verbally said karo you got caught which karo knew that but he didn't say 'you got knocked out" that’s bs
Ricardo- June 19, 2008 at 8:57 am
I kinda agree cause it was an BS stoppage and I've seen the fight more than once.
Jason- June 19, 2008 at 8:54 am
lol "teachbug" nice name btw lol.. OK... Fag lets see shall wee... umm... Seems like your mommy's pussy is hurting from doing her daily job tell her to take some breaks here and there it might help!! that your comeback??????? LMFAO how fuken WEAK hahahaha get that stick out of your ass it might help your wining a little bit!!! And let me rephrase that again.....

waaaaaaaa you're a douche,
waaaaaaaaa my fighter can fuck you up any day since you’re a sore loser in real life
waaaaaaaaaaaa the truth hurts
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Thiago is a fuken liar and acts like he “dominated” the fight with a early stoppage by porn star Mazgaritti lol

So since you're NOBODY in this sport and I train and have my "own" gym, I think I know little bit more about MMA rules than your stupid ass does!! So with the said like john mentioned, I think I'll stick around =))) but uneducated douchbags like you should do the whole world a favor and kill themselves =)))
teachbug- June 18, 2008 at 4:28 am
Hey jason...................does your pussy hurt?
You cry like a bitch :) ha

waaaa it was fixed.....
waaaaaa it was stopped to soon....
waaaaaaaa my fighters a fucking loser.
waaaaaaa theres haters who hate karo........fuckin' waaaaa
get a life you puss.
KaroParisyanFan- June 18, 2008 at 3:41 am
Karo, love you and your style, especially your judo throws that no one can touch like you said “my judo throws are the best all the other ones are done by little girls” hahaha so true all you have to do is just train hard and win big at the end it always pays off at the end you are very talented, charismatic and very skilled fighter with huge heart all you have to do it work your hardest you have so much potential and you're still very young.
John- June 18, 2008 at 3:30 am
I don’t understand one thing how can someone see from that angle?? It doesn't show anything clearly from that angle and it looked a bit early and more like a premature stoppage. I’ve watched the fight more than once and karo was totally fine, got up immediately wasn't even flubbing and he knew exactly what was going on and there's no denying on that YES he got caught but some idiots make it seem like he was asleep on his feet haha that’s absurd!! karo has a tougher chin and most likely would have got a hold of a leg or something and pulled it off who knows, and this video is up almost everywhere cause if it was a “satisfied” win no one would have put it up haha karo got rocked by serra worse and everyone saw what happened at the end!! So with that said...REMATCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! =))
Kyle- June 18, 2008 at 3:26 am, this is really stupid first of all Mr. Alves Randy NEVER said in those words "you got knocked out" that's freaken BULLSHIT and second karo got caught with the knee but definitely was NOT OUT and that’s a FACT lol! Of course you’re gonna say that “whatever I won” lol yes you did and congratulations but don’t act like you dominated the fight casue it was a very early stoppage and anything would have happend!!
Steve- June 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm
Dana may have said that karo is LIKE a "gatekeeper" but he certainly has a different definition for it and its not a bad thing in his book so all you uneducated hatters can go to hell hahah..Dana also mentioned that karo is one of the most respected fighter's in the UFC during the Hughes/Alves fight...
Big-Bob- June 8, 2008 at 3:02 am
Alves made Hughes look like a bitch and MADE karo look like the better fighter cause karo was clearly beating him before that knee but he was never out!! I've watched that fight like 20 times lol.. Karo was fine YES he got caught but that's part of the fight how come stupid Maz didn't stop Diaz?? He was CLEARLY getting his ass beat flat on his ASS but karo got caught 3 shots on his arm didn't even hit him in the face BAM mann fuck that shit!! karo's hands were up if he was out his hands would have dropped on the side its pure logic if a fighter's out they will be laying there for at least couple of seconds and you can tell from their eyes KARO WAS ALL GOOD new exactly what was going on and it gets stopped TOO EARLY WAY TOO EARLY IF PEOPLE HAVE EYES THEY'LL SEE WHAT'S UP but its sad how some people know very little about MMA.. Just for the future we don’t need referees like that...Dana you better do something about.
HOMERSIMPSON- May 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm
Chris- April 24, 2008 at 7:19 am
I've watched it 30 times and there was no wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy karo was out!! There is only one word he got ROBBED casue of stupid mazgaritti enough said!!!! Btw what what the fuck is with that "karo prisyan owns to failure" Wow suck douchbags his last loss was at 2005 how can someone judge that by saying this stupid phase???? I rest my case!!
Jason- April 24, 2008 at 7:12 am
Alves is a fucken liar casue I was NEXT to karo when his coach FIRST text karo and said "you're still the hero of judo and a great fighter"!!!!!!! So why is Alves lying and saying karo said text my coach and applogies!! With all that said........................FUCK ALVES you got lucky punk casue karo was NOT!! If you have your heads up HOW can you be out?????????????? I mean think about if lol but hatters will still be hatters and say "oh his was out oh his feet and probably sleeping for couple of ours" lol SUCH MORONS without making any sense or speaking with real FACTS!!!!!!!! Fuck the hatters they can go to hell casue that was a premature stoppage without a dout call it WHATEVER you want only educated people will comprehend that oviously NOT straight up morons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous- April 10, 2008 at 7:39 am
GSP is gonna kick the shit outta Matt Serra
Dana White- April 10, 2008 at 5:20 am
Fuck. That is all.
paulito25- April 9, 2008 at 8:00 pm
HRMMM FRMMM MMM NNN....Sorry let me take those out my my mouth...Ok um no I dont think im gonna get down on that with ya. My Betting hasnt really done any good lately. GO BUTTERBEAN!!!! YAY FOR YAMMA!!!
Toner Breath- April 9, 2008 at 7:42 pm
Paulito - shhhhhh son, respect your elders.

and by "respect your elders " I mean "suck my balls"

Looks like Serra is a 3.25 - 1 underdog on bodog, I'm gonna put some money on the fight, you want in?
Paulito25- April 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm
I also agree, even though Toner Breath seems like someone who just read that from someone elses post on another website and pretty much cut and pasted it here to act like he knows what hes talking about.
Toner Breath- April 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm
I agree, I don't think anyone should count out Serra, much less Joe Silva.

I recently watched the Serra GSP fight again and Serra didn't get lucky, he beat the SHIT out of GSP. I guess I was too much in shock to notice the first time. Now with the added pressure of doing it at home, I would definitely say beating Serra is gonna be more than tough for GSP.

Hughes might possibly get the next title shot (vs Serra).
sirch6002- April 9, 2008 at 2:58 am

lol thats prob what it will take to keep fitch out of the fight...
shutupandfight- April 8, 2008 at 10:23 pm
"#1 Contender = tommy speer!"

that sounds like a song i might know...could you please snore a few bars?
Tertio- April 8, 2008 at 10:20 pm
Being right behind Fitch can also mean if Fitch gets aids or is run over by a train Thiago gets to fight.
Jonathan- April 8, 2008 at 10:14 pm
#1 Contender = tommy speer!
RealDrew- April 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm
Not sure how Alves jumped up the ladder so quickly. How about Alves fight Diego, Kos or Davis first. Davis is deserving of some contender consideration too.
MrFeexit- April 8, 2008 at 8:44 pm
I like chicken...And I like Matt Serra. I hope it's a good fight not just a quick knock out.