Karo Parisyan is one of the most talented welterweight fighters in the world. The consensus top 10 170-pounder seems perpetually stuck on the cusp of a championship shot and super-stardom but for one reason or another hasn’t been able to put it all together. His talent is unquestioned but his work ethic has left something to be desired. Parisyan however, who lost via controversial stoppage in his last fight at the hands of Thiago Alves, appears to come down with a case of BJ Penn syndrome.
“I just gotta take the fight game very serious,” Parisyan told Fightticker.com. “My worst enemy has always been that I’ve been too talented to train, and now it’s catching up with me. I gotta start training or those guys will start catching up with me.”
Parisyan also has a score to settle with Thiago Alves.
“I have so much anger built up inside of me,” said Parisyan. “I just feel bad for whoever stands in front of me. But you know, its very important bro. I want this fight, but eventually I’ll fight Thiago on paper. In the rematch its going to be disturbing what I’m going to do to Thiago Alves. I promise to you, and I promise to everyone else it will be disturbing what I do to Thiago Alves. But it’s like I’ve never been stopped like that in a fight, never been robbed like that in a fight. At this point right now, I just have to think about my future fight. I can’t think about the fight with Alves, I can’t (think) that I wasn’t there mentally, that I was burnt out. All this shit was going on inside my head, but I can’t think about any of that stuff. Thiago, he won on paper, he beat me, he beat Matt Hughes, he deserves it. He took the fight very serious and the best man won that day. But at this point I want to make an example of Yoshida and everyone else who’s going to stand in front of me until I can get my title shot and get my title. Eventually it will happen.”