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Parisyan talks Fitch, possible fight vs. Alves, and women’s MMA on latest episode of “Inside MMA”

I’m sure you’re probably sick of hearing this by now, but I was a guest on last week’s edition of “Inside MMA” on HDNet. UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan was also on the panel and was candid and outspoken as always. Dann Stupp of did a good job of transcribing Parisyan’s comments on the show, as Parisyan had some interesting things to say about rumors he turned down a fight with Jon Fitch along with his feelings about female MMA.

First, the Fitch rumors:

“I was never offered a fight (with) Jon Fitch ever,” Parisyan said. “Right now, if I want a title shot, I can get a title shot right now — seven months down the line. But I said, ‘That’s too much of a delay, and I’ll get a lot of ring rust.‘

“I don’t want to wait for that long, so I’ll get a fight in between for a more guaranteed win. Jon Fitch? I still think I can beat Jon Fitch. I think I have more tools to beat Jon Fitch. I have tremendous respect for him, but I still think I can beat him… but I need an easier fight than Jon Fitch so I can basically have a high percentage of beating (the opponent) and getting a title shot.“

On when he might fight again next:

“I’m hearing rumors of April 1 at The Palms (Las Vegas),” Parisyan said. “Maybe either Thiago Alves or Marcus Davis — one of those guys. But like I said, I’ve never really dodged a fight at all. I’ll fight anyone. I’ll fight Fedor (Emelianenko) if I have to. Let’s put it that way.“


  • ttt says:

    why does everyone say they’ll fight fedor?

  • Dizzle says:

    Because people hate cyborgs.

  • Mike C. says:

    A more guaranteed win huh? What an classless thing to say. I hope he loses to Alves or Davis so bad.

  • Mike C. says:

    I meant a classless not an classless.

  • phyteguru says:

    Nicely done on the show Sam. You had quite a few great points.

    Bas as always, was hilarious. I’m glad Karo openly expressed his opinions as well. If Karo is indeed in line for a title shot, great, but I think Fitch is far more deserving.

  • Dizzle says:

    I dont think Karo deserves a title shot after his lackluster performance against Chonan.

  • Drewdoodoo says:

    Sam, nice job sneaking in the question for Karo. I have a feeling his thinking on this will eventually screw up his title shot, assuming he really has one. If he fights a lesser oppenent and doesn’t destroy him, where does that leave Karo? Seems to me the division is just too competitive to pick a contender with two title fights already set. Fitch, or someone else, could get two wins in against quality oppenents in that time.

  • Sexist comments from UFC employees about female MMA: They’re not just for management anymore!

  • Fujin says:

    Karo came off as an asshole concerning female MMA.

  • Drewdoodoo says:

    Karo comes off that way on most topics.


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