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Karo Parisyan’s personal problems

Back when Karo sucked it up against Ryo Chonan and basically lost his place in line for a title shot, he referenced some personal problems he was having that kept him from performing like he normally does. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it now: the great thing about this sport is that everything eventually comes to light and finally we’ve got Karo telling us what was up:

Armenians are different people, culturally. I take care of my whole family, bro. I have five, six people in my family, I have a big house. Everything that I do, I work for my family.

I have more pressure than anything, most of the time. So it’s not as easy as people think it is, you know. When I said that I had a personal issue in the last fight, I was meaning that I was buying a house, I couldn’t get my training in, I would run 20 minutes a day and call it a workout, because I could not get my training going to another level.

People have to understand, going into a fight, you should never make excuses — if you choose to go into the cage and fight, whatever happens, it happens, you chose it and that’s the result. But when you look behind that, there is always all kinds of stuff going on in a fighter’s life.

Fighting is your reward. The hard part is training and cutting weight. With all the bull crap before the fight, by the time you step in that cage, you’re drained.

If the UFC needs another idea for a good reality show after TUF, they should just stick cameramen in the Parisyan household and film them interacting. I wonder if his grandmother refers to herself in the third person as well? “Do you know who I am? Aghburik Parisyan doesn’t clean shit up! Get over here and wash these stockings. Back in Aghburik’s day we walked uphill both ways to the wash through a Turkish genocide and didn’t say bip about it!”

11 COMMENTS
  • HexRei says:

    “Do you know who I am” is not referring to yourself in the third person.
    Ken Shamrock is the king of that voice anyway, “Tito Ortiz is gonna find out what Ken Shamrock is all about!”

  • wagnerav says:

    “If the UFC needs another idea for a good reality show after TUF, they should just stick cameramen in the Parisyan household and film them interacting. I wonder if his grandmother refers to herself in the third person as well? “Do you know who I am? Aghburik Parisyan doesn’t clean shit up! Get over here and wash these stockings. Back in Aghburik’s day we walked uphill both ways to the wash through a Turkish genocide and didn’t say bip about it!””

    haaaaaaaaaaaahahahhahaha. this is one of the funniest things i’ve read in a long time.
    i’m actually the guy who conducted this interview, and i thought Karo was pretty cool to talk to. He was confident, no question, but he was cool.
    still, Aghburik is hysterical.

  • HexRei says:

    oops, guess i missed something.

  • fightfan says:

    Wish I had problems bad enough that affects me personally like buying a house. I thought maybe a death in the family or other similar issues.

    Definitely buying a house at 23 or 24 is stressful. Good thing not many have this problem

  • cyph says:

    Buying a fucking house is his “personal” problem? Armenians are different

  • Jemaleddin says:

    If Karo leaks a sex tape, we could have “Keeping Up with the Parisyans.” He’d need a much bigger ass though…

  • I can only imagine the absolute bedlam his house must be.

  • Fightlinker is Wrong says:

    I’m telling.

    You made light of the Armenian genocide when talking about Karo Parisyan. Pretty sure you just found the fight you were looking for.

  • RL Dookiefuck is RIGHT! says:

    It’s about goddamn time Fightlinker started making some Armenian genocide jokes.

  • Bobby says:

    I love karo and respect him all the way cause of his honesty and character!! BTW great interview karo good luck you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dylan says:

    The heat has so much respect towards his opponents!! Here are the FACTS!! When was the last time you saw karo pushing in the weigh ins like stupid Diego?? When was the last time you saw karo calling his own student a bitch on reality show like serra did??? And when was the last time you saw karo laughing like an idiot like stupid Hughes did after the gsp and serra fight?????? Ohhhhh but wait karo said “do you know who I am” lol grow the FUCK UP people at least he was not bad mouthing like the punk diaz kid did!! I rest my case!!! Karo is the shit like it or not all of a sudden he became the bad boy cause of that shit on the reality show for 5 minutes??? Good luck karo and great interview buddy!!

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