Reports are surfacing that the UFC is prepared for another last second pull out by Karo Parisyan. The welterweight mainstay pulled out of his UFC 88 bout with Yoshiyuki Yoshida at the last minute with an injury. Controversy surrounded Parisyan’s decision, since he had recently gone on record claiming that he had been dealing with panic attacks for some time.
Now, it appears as if the UFC is fully prepared for a similar situation. Karo Parisyan is scheduled to face Dong Hyun Kim on tomorrow night’s UFC 94 card, and the promotion has lined up a “Plan B” in case someone pulls out.
Elite Warrior Championship veteran Rick Story is said to be waiting in the wings completely prepared to step in against Kim if the promotion needs him. If he is needed, Story will bring momentum into the cage considering he is currently riding a six fight win streak. His career record in 7-2.
As of right now the UFC is planning on Karo Parisyan fighting Dong Hyun Kim, but with the back up fighter they are prepared for any actuality.