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Karo is the man

The more I read about Karo, the more I like him. Sure, his fight at UFC 78 was a pretty gradual snoozer, but it turns out that Karo WENT INTO THE FIGHT WITH A FUCKING BROKEN HAND:

One factor that almost no one knew going into the fight with Chonan is that Karo had a broken hand, something that may keep him out of action for a while waiting for the injury to heal.

“My right hand is broken,” Parisyan stated. “I fought with a broken hand, on top of my wrist, on top of my hand, right above my knuckles, and I fought with that.”

That means he didn’t break it during the fight … he knew it was broken going into the fight and he still took it. How’s that for fucking dedication. Add that on top of the fact that his opponent was switched 3 weeks out, and you gotta give the greasy Armenian points for moxy.

Another quote that impressed me from Karo:

“I’d love to fight Jon Fitch,” Parisyan said with much enthusiasm.

Outside of a possible match-up with Fitch, the 10x UFC veteran still awaits a shot at the title and is unsure of his next move.

“We’ll see what’s in store for me,” said Parisyan. “Fitch or a title shot or what else is next?”

This isn’t a dude who’s going to sit out for 8 or 9 months until he gets his shot … he’s gonna take all fucking comers like a real champion should. In fact, while this hokey TUF-induced welterweight title freeze is on, I am officially declaring Karo Parisyan as the interim WW champion because he’s not fucking around – he just fights. He doesn’t give a shit about anything but getting in the ring and fighting.

As for not finishing fights … kicking someone’s ass for 15 minutes straight shouldn’t be something fans hold against him. Sure he needs to learn how to finish. But so long as he keeps it interesting and pushes the pace, I’ll forgive his fights going to the judges scorecards.

27 COMMENTS
  • Ryan says:

    Agreed, before Chonan has Karo ever been in a boring fight? No.

    It’s funny how fast all the haters jump ship. Gimme a break, a man can have one lackluster fight against a quality opponent.

  • It wasn’t even a lackluster fight as far as Karo’s performance. Exciting? No. Smart, effective, dominating? YES.

  • kermit_01 says:

    “He doesn’t give a shit about anything but getting in the ring and fighting.

    As for not finishing fights … kicking someone’s ass for 15 minutes straight shouldn’t be something fans hold against him. Sure he needs to learn how to finish. But so long as he keeps it interesting and pushes the pace”

    Didn’t you recently kick Sherk for not being able to finish fights? When the above statement can pretty much be said to fit him also..

  • Sherk gets a guy down and doesn’t do anything to them. Watch Sherk vs Franca … Sherk was robotic over and over, shoot, takedown, Franca stands back up … shoot, takedown, Franca stands back up. How many times did Franca smash Sherk in the face with retarded knees when Sherk shot? Was it 3 or 4? Sherk is a lay n prayer in my books … he did it to Kenny and he did it to Franca. Karo is definately not a lay n prayer

  • kermit_01 says:

    ok, then

    “He doesn’t give a shit about anything but getting in the ring and fighting. As for not finishing fights … kicking someone’s ass for 15 minutes straight shouldn’t be something fans hold against him. Sure he needs to learn how to finish.”

    Is all that fits Sherk.. Because he does run over his oppenets, even if it is mostly out muscling them for the takedown– some judges consider that kicking someones ass if your able to take them down multiple times per round. Also you have to give Sherk credit for being hard to finish.

  • You’re never going to convince me that Sherk is anything other than a big pile of poo. Go anywhere on the internet and say “Sherk is just as exciting and game as Karo” and people will pee themselves laughing

  • Swedish guy says:

    Maybe we should rename the sport to Mixed Taking Down and Laying on Top then, if that’s what judges consider kicking someone’s ass. MTDLT FTW!

  • kermit_01 says:

    I just wanted to get your blood pressure up a few points.. I agree Karo is ususally more exciteing to watch and Sherk is a one trick pony. But if you look at what you said and don’t attach a name to it, it could be the argument made for any fighter who is talented, but just can’t get it done.

  • kermit_01 says:

    “Maybe we should rename the sport to Mixed Taking Down and Laying on Top then, if that’s what judges consider kicking someone’s ass.”

    Man I got ya both riled up.. I didn’t say I thought, I said some judges…which they obviously do because we’ve all seen people win fights that way..

  • Lifer says:

    He probably broke it in the fight and is now trying to make himself look better for not finishing. You can’t finish Karo but please don’t start lying. That’s all I ask.

  • kermit_01 says:

    While I’m playing devils adovocat here– the rounds are won in the UFC by effective striking, effective grappling, agression, Octagon control. So couldn’t the argument be made that if you can repeatedly take someone down that you have 3 of the 4 to win the round?

  • LR says:

    A smart fight, yes, but Chonan had the judo skills to counter a lot of what Karo may have been trying to accomplish. He took the smart approach and just took him down without using aggressive throws.

    To be honest, Fitch is going to be a tough sell for Karo to convince me that he can win. Fitch finishes. Karo doesn’t.

  • Ted Dibiase says:

    taking someone down isnt doing any damage. fuck boring ass wrestlers. especially wrestlers on steroids. what a loser.

    karo sucks too

    FL is definitely in bed with the democrats, look at him flip flopping like a mofo

  • Ted Dibiase says:

    karo vs fitch = one boring ass snooze fest

  • Wu Tang says:

    The fight between Fitch and Tiger Sanchez was a good fight, if you are a grappling practicioner. Yet tiger in taht fight did not look the same as he normally did, this can be due to switching camps, having a new mind set, or just mentally different that his previous mentality. If Diego would come back with teh fire taht he had, and the fierce fire that he possesses, then he would have won. Yet he went in, and tried to take down a bigger/stronger brownbelt in bjj (granted Diego is a crazy grappler who taps black belts left and right, but still, MMA lvls of belts doesnt matter when you get punched in the face). So that fight between Fitch and Sanchez resultsed in Fitch on the defensive and picking his shots from top position, while Diego worked his ass off LOOKING for something that never was there. So Fitches fight with Diego was nothing mroe than picking lucky shots and playing great grappling defense, which ANY BJJ brown belt can do.

    If the same old Fitch would come in the fight with Karo, then who knows, Karo will push the pace but he has to get close range in order to do his judo chop, which Fitch being 6’1, it will be hard to do. I see this fight being nothing more than take downs, picking shots, defense, and working for position, NOT dominating or exciting. No one will be taking chances, because both of these guys are primarily defensive players (Karo does take downs and sits on top til he gets back up and does another explosive take down, while Fitch just clitches, pushes, picks, clitches ect ect). I do see this card going the distance, no blood, no submissions, no crazy fists moving (Fitch has the ability, but when he connects with a good shot he might do some offensive, but only if he does get in a lucky shot).

    Borefest all the way! No excueses, when you are in the spot light, fight and get teh crowd in the game. Thats about it. Boring fight it can be, exciting fight it may not be.

    – J

  • ajadoniz says:

    [email protected] “sherk lover”. very funny. any who, why wouldn’t Karo go out and fight with a broken hand, remember what happened to him last time he sat out with an injury? He dropped down the contenders list so fast it made Koscheck look like a legitimate contender. KOSCHECK! AHH!!!!!!!!

  • Lifer says:

    i wanna see fitch clitch!

  • Mobb Deep says:

    Jon Fitch a finisher? Ya just how he finished Diego. Anderson Silva, now thats a finisher.

  • Xavier says:

    These stupid fucking clowns, who are stupid fucking clowns making these comments, are the same stupid fucking clowns that stupid fucking clownstyle prop and love Josh fucking Koscheck and were so fucking clown stupid happy when Koscheck beat Diego in the most boring clown fight I’ve ever seen, ever… yet these stupid fucking clowns try to bag on the potentate of awesome, Karo Parisyan.

    Karo is the best pound for pound MMA fighter on the planet. Eat it, bitches. He doesn’t have to finish crappy Pride fighters, he just has to make them look like silly twats for fifteen minutes.

    And fuck you too, Fightlinker, you were all over his ass about that fight and now you’re repping the Armenian Army? Blah at that and blah at you.

  • Hey, I was over his ass because it wasn’t exciting. Doesn’t mean i’m gonna throw the baby out with the bathwater!

  • godzillad says:

    Karo is a puss, didn’t want the Fitch fight in September but now that he beat Diego he’s excited about it. Doesn’t matter if someone is ranked two spots below you, you fight them like a man.

  • kermit.01 says:

    I think xaiver has a secret clown fetish.

  • godzillad says:

    I like the fact that FL have been hyping up the fact that nobody here is as stupid as on Sherdog and now you have people trolling you to prove you wrong.

  • marshal says:

    What is trolling?
    Sherk is the best Pound for pound blanket.
    Karo is the best Pound for pound heater.
    AMD is the best Pound for pound processor.
    Anderson Spider is the best Pound for pound fighter.

  • godzillad says:

    #16.

  • kentyman says:

    These comments were one boring ass snooze fest.

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