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Video: Parisyan and Ford On Weight for MMA Live 1 Thursday Night in London, Ontario, Canada

(Jon Jones photobombs the staredown – Video courtesy of YouTube/MCLHEA)

All of the fighters scheduled to compete on Thursday night’s MMA Live 1 card set for the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada made their respective contracted weight limits except for two, who hit their marks the second time after an hour in the sauna.

Main event participants Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (169.4) and Karo “The Heat” Parisyan (171) shared a private conversation during an intense staredown, which concluded with the two welterweights exchanging a pat on the back and a smile,  breaking the tension in the room.

The fighters in tomorrow night’s second lasty bout, welterweights Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio (170.6) and Matt MacGrath (169.4) also hit their marks.

A bantamweight bout between  Nick Denis and Kyle Dietz was put on ice when Dietz pulled out of the event Monday, blaming a broken hand on his last-minute removal from the card. Although a list of alternative opponents were submitted to the Ontario Athletic Commission, none were granted approval in time for the weigh-ins.

Bantamweight Brent Franczuz (136.6) and lightweight Theo Toney (157.2) each took two tries to make weight for their respective bouts, but both did so within the hour allotted by the commission and were greenlit for tomorrow night’s affair, and as such were not penalized 20% of their purses.


MMA Live 1
John Labatt Centre
Thursday, May 19, 2011
London, Ontario, Canada

Ryan Ford (169.4 ) vs. Karo Parisyan (171)
Matt MacGrath (170.2 ) vs.

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WK- May 20, 2011 at 8:11 am
he lost.
bescaredhomie- May 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm
finally a fighter that looks just like me =)
macreadysshack- May 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm
That guy just seems to look douchier and douchier. I wish him the best in his struggles with life/reality but what the fuck is up with the intense flexing of that shitty physique. I'm 37 years old, haven't picked up a weight in six months and I look 10X better than him and I sure as shit wouldn't be up there going 'arghghghghg!!!'
MMAINMYBLOOD- May 19, 2011 at 8:21 am
Every time I see Karo he looks more and more like a pile of shit.. he talks like a pile of shit and probably smells like one too.. oh yes it was amazing seeing Thiago Alves fuck him up,,, that was my favorite Karo Parisyan fight of all time. When he got ktfo.. I am not a ford fan but as long as Karo gets fucked up Im cool with that.
DARKHORSE06- May 19, 2011 at 7:59 am
The Heat is one of my favorite fighters of all time. Addiction could/can happen to anyone. He's kindy of greasy-guido in an Armenian kind of way, but the dude is a hell of a fighter. He could stand to lose about 40 pounds though. If you squint you can see a ripped kick-ass fighter.
Fried Taco- May 19, 2011 at 7:34 am
Why at 1:30 is the dude reaching for Karo's junk?
Wanderson Silver- May 19, 2011 at 7:08 am
I'm glad Toney made weight eventually. He's come a long way since fighting Couture!!!
Stak40- May 19, 2011 at 6:57 am
Will this be aired on any networks or would you just have to find it streamed online?
O Chan- May 19, 2011 at 6:03 am
Check out the hottie at 2:15.
Onan- May 19, 2011 at 5:31 am
I'll never understand why dudes come to weigh-ins wearing a full set of street clothes. Then they have to take off shirt, undo belt, take off jeans, untie shoes, take of socks. Then reverse before the staredown. Just where a t-shirt, some shorts and flip-flops....sheesh.
Knive- May 19, 2011 at 3:46 am
If there's one thing that Fedor, Roy Nelson and Marius P. can tell us, it's that a bit of belly fat (or bundles of muscles) don't necessarily determine which way a fight's going to go.
BuckWild- May 19, 2011 at 3:02 am
@ 2:48 Karo grabs his belly fat and shakes it! I was thinking to myself... "Dang.. I think I'm in better shape"
Naked Rear Poke- May 19, 2011 at 1:31 am
@moo - That's Deftones, son! Have some respek!
That Ford is one mean looking mother! Especially when he stands next to a mentally ill, flabby judoka.
moomessa- May 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm
@Mike, less mass it looks like in his chest and legs, but he's still got the weight around the middle. Please win, Karo. Bring the judo
KarmaAteMyCat- May 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm
ok fuck it. Go karo! I'll be cheering him on from Wisconsin. War KARO!
El Guapo- May 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm
"Dude, brro, dude. Who's got a link? Do you know who I am, brro!"
Mike Russell- May 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm
Karo actually seemed skinnier than usual.
moomessa- May 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Boy, Karo's tire is getting bigger.

Also, did you guys choose the music for this video? Watching Karo undress in a cramped, amateurish environment with that whispering, moaning music, it just gave me a gross feeling.