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Fitch gets a shot, Karo gets a NOT

Oh man, somewhere right now there’s a very pissed off Armenian. News has just come out that Jon Fitch is next in line for a title shot, before some guy named Karo Parisyan. Of course, keep in mind that Dana White has a history of being an indian giver on title shots – remember when Werdum was next in line for the heavyweight title? Yeah, that lasted a whole week or two.

Perhaps King Dana went on the internets and read what everyone was saying, and changed his mind. If that’s the case, how about we all get together and let ourselves be heard: GIVE THE HEAT HIS FUCKING SHOT YOU BASTARD. I like Jon Fitch, but you take a look at the guys Karo has fought and the guys Fitch has fought and it’s not even debatable: Karo has fought the harder competition, and for the most part has looking fucking great doing it. If it wasn’t for his debatable decision loss to Diego Sanchez, he’d be the one on an insane streak. The guy is 8-1 since his loss to GSP back in 2004.

Anyways, I’m not blind to the reasoning. Karo’s record shows a big nasty list of decisions … the guy can’t finish a sandwich let alone a fight for some reason. But right up till the Chonan fight, that was 15 minutes of ass-kickery every time Parisyan stepped into the Octagon. The dude’s a bad ass, he’s got a win over the current champion, and he took GSP to a decision the first time they fought.

This is all so fucking frustrating to me. Karo Parisyan has been waiting for his title shot since the dawn of fucking time. Just give the dude his shot, already.

  • #1 jackal says:

    why not just have fitch and karo fight??

    that way when fitch beats karo, we will have a true contender

  • I guess that’s the other big question: did the UFC want Karo and Fitch to fight, and did Karo turn the fight down in favor of the Thiago fight in April? If that’s the case, then you can say this is just desserts for that.

  • Lifer says:

    dana white = turkish descent?

  • charles says:

    I’m happier with Fitch getting the shot purely on the basis that he has never fought Serra or GSP.

  • garth says:

    I’m with fightlinker on this one. Karo’s deserved a shot for a while. And while it did look like he played it safe in his last bout, look at what happened to fitch on saturday. he didn’t exactly set the world on fire eking out a safe decision win. title eliminator bout = solution to this shite

  • dignan says:

    Karo and Manny remind me of TWO WILD AND CRAZY GUYS, via SNL.

    Even so, Karo has gotten the shaft a few times…and beat Sanchez in the decision. Remember when Karo tossed Sanchez with a judo move using his head? I do.

    Fitch is a very likable guy…but boring as shit. He didn’t really even do any damage to that no name they put in front of him.

    What do you think Karo would’ve done to him?

  • Captain says:

    Get the fuck out of here. Karo’s loss to Diego was not debatable by any means. I even wanted Karo to win that fight but I recognized he got his ass beat.

    Now it’s clear the UFC screwed him out of a title shot with the way they handled him after his injury forced him out of the fight with Hughes but what were they supposed to do? After Hughes dismantled Riggs they could have him fight Royce for a shitload of money or Karo… hmm… *crickets*. After that they had Hughes fight BJ (as a replacement for injured GSP) for what I would bet was another big payday. Then they set up the Hughes and GSP fight. Tough timing for Karo cause he had to get injured right before they set up the Gracie deal and brought BJ back but I think we can all see why UFC set up those fights instead of giving Karo a shot.

    Since then, Karo has lost to Diego and been acting like a little bitch. He started his own rumors about how he doesn’t want to fight Fitch by getting on TV and saying he doesn’t want to fight him. Want to know where the rumors of the ducking came from, Karo? Watch yourself being interviewed on HDNet.

    That being said, I wouldn’t mind seeing Fitch and Karo fight for number one contendership (that’s if Karo beats Alves, which I hope he doesn’t). It would be great in that I think Karo is whiny and full of himself and I hate the way Fitch fights. So as long as one them gets their ass beat, I win.

    Lastly, this entry seems like a bit of a reversal and I gotta wonder if Karo heard about Ryan’s entry the other day and threatened to dump him on his head for not knowing who Karo thinks he is. Don’t give into the pressure, Ryan.

  • Tommy says:

    First lets see if Karo gets past Thiago, personally I hope not. I know he got bust for roids but he trains with my boys so I got to root for him. Second Karo didn’t want to fight Fitch for the #1 contendership.

    I personally don’t think Fitch looked bad Saturday. He took a tough fight against a tough opponent who’s known (just not to everyone) to be a phenomenal striker and the guy trains with some of the best wrestlers on the planet. Still Fitch clearly won. I do wonder if Jon did underestimate his opponent a little though. Personally I think it was a good thing, lets him know he’s got more work to do to get ready to fight for the belt.

  • Captain says:

    ^^^ Alves tested positive for a diuretic; not steroids.

  • Wu Tang says:

    Short answer.. No. Next question?

  • IIRC, the diuretic was also known as a masking agent

  • RL Dookiefuck says:

    Fightlinker is smoking crack, even if you don’t count Diego’s “debatable” dentistry decision.

    Decisioning pre-TUF Serra, Lytle and Shonie is nothing special- especially since Serra damn near laid Karo out and Karo couldn’t sub Shonie if his life depended on it.

    Decisioning Burkman would be impressive, if it weren’t totally overshadowed by Fitch completely mauling Burkman. I suspect the same thing will happen in the Alves fight, where Karo ekes out a decision against a guy Fitch already obliterated.

    Given the way Karo fights, does it really make sense to even give him a title shot? He doesn’t finish anyone and gasses late in the second round- do you really want to see him try for a decision in a five round fight?

    And lastly let’s not forget two things:
    1. Karo totally ducked Fitch like a pussy, bro
    2. Karo looked like shit in his last fight, bro

  • Krazytrain33 says:

    I know at fightlinker u guys hug Karo’s warm fuzzy balls, but he is a fuckin dick. That is the main reason he doesn’t get a title shot. I usually disagree with most of Dana’s decisions, but I am with him on this one. Karo is a fucktard and not on the same level of competition and as for his loss to Diego? Since when has this ever been controversial? He got his ass kicked, get over it. The only place I have ever heard anything about that fight being controrversial is here at fightlinker. Dana doesn’t want a dick as a champion and neither do I. Plain and simple, Karo is a fuckin dick.

  • Big D says:

    I totally fucken agree fightlinker karo has faced way better competition

  • Stellar53 says:

    You must have been fucking drunk when you wrote this article, Fitch deserves the fight way before Karo. Fitch beat Diego, Karo didn’t…..and Fitch would have welcomed the fight against Karo, while Karo cried for an easy fight…

  • Stellar53 says:

    Also, Chonan got a lucky ass win against Silva….

  • godzillad says:

    Stellar53: Silva was lost in that fight. Chonan’s standup had absolutely perfect timing. Anderson couldn’t do jack. That was not a fluke win, as Dave Meltzer reported that all three judges had every round for Chonan going into the third.

  • pfft, Fitch beat a vaginal Diego who’d just switched camps and fell in love with ‘the jits’. If Fitch had faced the same Diego Sanchez that Karo faced, he would have gotten his ass kicked.

  • derreck says:

    Karo has taken something like his last 8 out of 10 fights to a decision…I am sick of decision fights. That’s all we are seeing on the Big Show. What gives? Are people really that intimidated or what to put on a good show because they will get caught? I love watching the Fight nights or WEC’s shows lot more action..

  • Tommy says:

    Link is being reduced to the IF game I see.

  • Captain says:

    What’s an IIRC?

    Whether or not a diuretic CAN be a masking agent for steroids it’s still something that a fighter could misguidedly use to cut weight. Point is, he did not test positive for steroids so let’s not let any rumors go any further than they need to.

  • Fightlinker Jackal says:

    Karo is nothing but a cocky pos. He has to be put infront of Fitch. Only thing is Dana has to somehow ensure that someone finishes the fight. Perhaps throw a grizzly bear into the cage at 3:00 of the third round?

  • killNU says:

    karo is a dick but that’s not what matters he has paid his dues and earned it give him a shot so people can stop crying