Parisyan suspended for nine months

At his appeals hearing in Las Vegas today, Karo “The Heat” Parisyan has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for prescription pain killers following his UFC 94 bout.

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke to NSAC Executive Director Kieth Kizer and confirmed that “The Heat” lost $32,000 of his $80,000 purse (forty percent) from his victory over Dong Hyun Kim.

Kizer also informed PRO MMA that Parisyan’s suspension dates to nine months from UFC 94 and that his split decision victory had been overturned to a no-contest.

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BJ Penn says, “I wouldn’t mind seeing Lyoto knock Rashad Evans the F out”

Wednesday at 3pm PT / 5pm ET BJ Penn was a guest on a new BJPenn.com radio show that will be airing weekly on his website. It was the first interview the UFC Lightweight Champion has given since losing a Welterweight Title Fight to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.

Although BJPenn.com does host the radio show they did not take it easy on the Hawaiian with the questions. BJ seemed honest in his assessment of what happened during the fight and admitted he got his “ass kicked.” He also revealed that he has not seen the fight yet and could not really remember anything past the second round and may have suffered a concussion.

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Karo Parisyan tests positive for painkillers following UFC 94

On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed UFC welterweight, Karo Parisyan, tested positive for pain killers following his UFC 94 split decision victory against Dong Hyun Kim. The report stated that unacceptable levels of Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone were all found in Parisyan’s system.

Parisyan will most likely be called before the commission and could face both a fine and a suspension. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer also indicated the potential for Parisyan’s win over Kim to be ruled a no contest. No hearing date has been set as of now.

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UFC implements new rules for cutmen and corners

Kru Phill Nurse is the Vaseline Master

We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) told you about the controversy surrounding UFC 94’s main event and Georges St. Pierre’s corner-man, Kru Phil Nurse, putting Vaseline on his back.

If you have been away from the Internet this past week then you have missed the fallout from that incident with the message boards, airwaves, and chat rooms filled with talk of grease, pre-fight oil baths, and rematches. The story continues to unfold as now the UFC has gotten involved and decided to implement some changes to the rules regarding a fighter’s corner while a bout is in progress.

According to new reports, the UFC has banned all corner-men from handling Vaseline used in between rounds to treat and prevent cuts on the fighters. Instead, the UFC will provide one cut man for each corner during the fight and the handling of the Vaseline will be his job. A maximum of two people are allowed to be inside the Octagon in a fighter’s corner between rounds (including the cut man).

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Trigg weighs in on GSP vs Penn & Vaseline-gate

Our buddy Frank Trigg is back with a follow up to the GSP vs B.J. Penn fight and his take on Vaseline-gate. Trigg brings a great perspective to the issue from his commentary background as well as having fought GSP. Hello to GG in the background. Please like & share:

B.J. Penn accepts Georges St. Pierre and Greg Jackson’s challenge of a rematch

Who would have thought so much aftermath would have resulted from a “little grease?” To the average person what Georges St. Pierre’s corner-man did may not seem like much but what it does is taint the victory with doubt. Shortly after the Vaseline was applied to St. Pierre and rubbed on his shoulders and back, round two started and Penn found himself on his back with St. Pierre in his guard and his legs actually slide from a high to low guard multiple times where the slippery substance was applied.

Following the incident, St. Pierre and his trainer, Greg Jackson have denied any wrong doing and have offered a rematch to ‘The Prodigy’ who lost by TKO when his corner stopped the Welterweight Title Fight after round four against St. Pierre last Saturday night. B.J. Penn has now accepted the rematch offered by St.Pierre and Jackson.

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Hughes comments on Georges St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn

On his official blog, former UFC Welterweight champion Matt Hughes commented on the Vaseline situation surrounding Georges St. Pierre’s victory over B.J. Penn at UFC 94.

Penn’s camp has decided to file a formal complaint to the Nevada State Athletic Commission alleging that GSP’s corner knowingly used Vaseline on the champion’s upper body.

Having beaten and lost to both men, Hughes brings up a few interesting points in regards to this situation. Hughes states in his blog that he does not believe St. Pierre did anything wrong in the bout; however, he does not seem surprised that GSP felt ‘greasy.’

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UFC 94 was meant to be B.J. Penn’s final Octagon appearance

We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) have been following closely and sharing with our readers the signs that looked as if B.J. Penn was ready to throw in the proverbial MMA towel. In this new interview following Penn’s devastatingly one-sided loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94, the UFC Lightweight Champion admits the GSP … Read more

THQ launches ‘UFC 2009 UNDISPUTED’ web site

GSP in the new UFC video game

Just in time for UFC 94, THQ launched the official UFC 2009 UNDISPUTED video game website on Friday, January 30th, with a digital gameplay rendition of GSP vs. Penn. The site is located at www.ufcundisputed.com and includes developer blogs, video clips of actual gameplay, and a community forum page. THQ plans on releasing more goodies on the new site such as exclusive content, up to date game info, and specific game features in the near future. They are even planning on holding contests and polls for UFC Pay-Per-Views and Fight Night programming on Spike TV.

According to THQ, Undisputed will include more than 80 UFC superstars, past and present. The highly anticipated game will also include a “create a fighter” and career options, as well as online game play. The site also includes a few fighter renditions as well as their stats and upcoming fights. The fighters currently displayed are Dan Henderson, BJ Penn, Forrest Griffin, Georges St. Pierre, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and Rich Franklin. More fighters will be added as the release date nears.

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