("Don’t you know who I am, bro?")
According to a report by Ariel Helwani at MMAFighting.com, Karo Parisyan is currently involved in negotiations with Strikeforce and if the two sides can come to an agreement, the Armenian judoka could compete for the organization on their June 16 card in Los Angeles.
Parisyan was let go by the UFC in November amidst a firestorm of controversy. Scheduled to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 106 after serving a nine-month suspension for testing positive for a painkiller cocktail made up of hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone following his fight against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94, Karo flaked out on his fight with Dustin Hazelett two days before the event, citing his recently revealed panic disorder as the reason.
After Parisyan’s latest escapade UFC president Dana White announced via Twitter that "The Heat" would "not be fighting Saturday or ever again in the UFC!!" and that he didn’t buy Karo’s "laundry list of excuses."
Hopefully Karo can get his head on straight and get back to form fighting for Strikeforce and we don’t see him sporting a face tattoo any time in the near future. By then, it will likely be too late.