( reporter Daniel Theodore recently sat down with UFC veteran Karo Parisyan to discuss his bout with fellow judo specialist Rick Hawn which took place at Bellator 95 last month and what his plans for the future are. It’s well known among the MMA community that Parisyan has been battling an addiction to painkillers the past few years and he described the impact that has had on him physically. Normally a welterweight, Parisyan said he “blew up to 195 pounds but it was all fat” and though he’d been clean for a little over a month before his fight with Hawn, he said just didn’t have the conditioning to really go past the first round. At only 30-years-old Parisyan said he feels much better these days, he┬áplans to return to Bellator and believes he can be even better than he was before in six months.


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