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Keith Kizer Talks Karo Parisyan’s UFC 106 Withdrawal & The Trouble With Collecting NSAC Fines

In this video with Cagewriter’s Steve Cofield, Keith Kizer goes into slightly more detail about the Karo Parisyan situation, making it sound more and more like Parisyan was doing the old Matt Mitrione, trying to get out of this fight any way he could.  Granted this is only one side of the story we’re hearing here, but it sure sounds like the Nevada State Athletic Commission was beyond reasonable about this whole thing.  Allowing him to pay the fine out of his next purse is akin to letting him work off the debt, which is more than Blockbuster is willing to do.

The most interesting moment here may be when Cofield asks Kizer whether it’s usually an issue getting fighters to pay their fines.  I guess I always assumed that the NSAC made you write a check right after handing down their verdict, and if you didn’t have it in your bank account anymore by then they made you, I don’t know, wash dishes at a local restaurant or something. 

But Kizer says the NSAC is still waiting to get paid by Pawel Nastula, who popped positive for several different banned substances after his loss to Josh Barnett at Pride 32 in Las Vegas back in 2006.  In all fairness, Nastula was accustomed to a different culture with regards to performing-enhancing substances, so it’s kind of impressive that he was only on one steroid and three different stimulants.  In Pride, that assortment used to be known as a light breakfast.

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MF Joel- November 20, 2009 at 1:46 am
Yeah, but presumably Nastula was used to the drug-testing from the Olympics. No?

This sucks balls. It was the fight I was most looking forward to on the card - I was hoping for two or three massive judo throws followed by a new -plata of some kind.
tallkitchenbags- November 19, 2009 at 11:48 pm
karo just f***ed himself back into mom's basement.
rockhuddy- November 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm
How does the state deserve to be paid thousands of dollars for someone failing a drug test? It's total bullshit, the entire point of the state monopolies called athletic commissions is to raise revenue for the government.
Sabado Gigante- November 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm
I was really looking forward to this one. Pinche Karo joto
agentsmith- November 19, 2009 at 3:15 pm
I thought the NSAC made you work off your debt at the nearest brothel alongside a bunch of girls named Natalia. Isn't that the way all debts are paid in Vegas?