Parysian tests positive - reveals meds prefight
Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, on Tuesday revealed to MMAWeekly.com that Top 10 ranked UFC fighter Karo Parisyan has tested positive for Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, and Oxymorphone following his UFC 94 split decision victory over Dong Hyun Kim.
All three substances are known for their pain relieving qualities.
When contacted by MMAWeekly.com about the positive test result, a surprised Parisyan said that he revealed all medications that he has been taking prior to UFC 94 as required. He believed that he had followed proper procedure and was not in violation of any rules.
Parisyan has had much to deal with outside of the ring lately. He withdrew from a UFC 88 bout with Yoshiyuki Yoshida, due to a reported last-minute back injury. But aside from that, the Armenian has had a history of dealing with panic attacks, for which he has taken prescribed medication.
Now he faces the charges of the use of illegal substances, which puts in jeopardy what he believed to be his next fight. Parisyan says that he was under the impression that if Josh Koscheck were to win his fight against Paulo Thiago at UFC 95 in London, he would fight Koscheck at UFC 98 at the end of May.
Though Parisyan will have his chance to address the charges before the NSAC, James Irvin, who also tested positive for Oxymorphone, as well as Methadone, was suspended for nine months for his infractions.
Total Comments 43
2/10/2009 10:54pm, #2
I used to love Karo, but he keeps giving me more and more reasons to dislike him.
Do you know who I am, bro?
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2/10/2009 11:16pm, #3
2/10/2009 11:17pm, #4
I think that was a quote from his TUF exchange with the younger Diaz brother.
2/10/2009 11:19pm, #5Originally Posted by Phrost
2/10/2009 11:43pm, #6
What was the greater shame is that his last opponent won that fight.
2/10/2009 11:46pm, #7
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2/10/2009 11:46pm, #8Originally Posted by Phrost
2/10/2009 11:48pm, #9
I stopped feeling obliged to like Karo once I realized there were other Judoka fighting in MMA.
Ones who didn't also happen to be misogynistic douchebags.
2/10/2009 11:48pm, #10
Irvin lost when he popped for painkillers, too. Makes you wonder why they just don't pull out due to injury and heal up.
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