We all wanna know … how’s Karo? The answer: we don’t know. On one side we have a (former?) close friend and training partner saying Karo has a painkiller addiction problem. On the other we have Karo saying his only problem was anxiety. Here’s what he said on Inside MMA over the weekend when Kenny Rice asked him straight up if he had a problem:
I took two pain pills for my torn hamstring legally with a frickin paper … a prescription. I had a problem, a torn hamstring when I was supposed to fight Matt Hughes. That never healed. I could open up my pants in front of the whole national television right now and show that dent behind my thigh. I took pain pills, I completely forgot about all this but it’s legal I have a prescription for it.
This kinda glosses over the fact that the hamstring injury happened YEARS ago and those ‘two pain pills’ weren’t his or even what he was prescribed but random pain pills offered up by a friend that morning (mmmm, mystery friendship pills).
And it’s not like a prescription means there’s no abuse or addiction going on. You don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity to get a generous amount of perfectly legal meds. You don’t even have to ask a doctor “Do you know who I am, bro?” You just tell em it hurts and get your tasty drugs.