Since dropping out of UFC 106 just two days before, Dana White said Karo Parisyan would never fight in the UFC again. Now a year later sources close to the fighter confirm that “The Heat” has been welcomed back to the top organization in MMA. Parisyan blamed an addiction to pain killers, as well as crippling bouts of anxiety as the factors that saw him dropped from the UFC, as he felt forced toforced pull out of a match against Dustin Hazelett on such short notice.
Since being released by the UFC, Karo has only fought once but says he has been training harder than ever. His last fight took place in July where he defeated Ben Mortimer in the first ever Impact FC card. In a post fight interview Parisyan said that he has apologized to Dana multiple times, he was clean from any drugs and would love to be back into the organization that made him a star. It didnt take long after for Dana to realize that he cant afford exciting fighters like the “Heat” to be going off to Strikeforce and has decided to give him another chance.
In his returning fight Karo will be facing an MMA and UFC veteran Dennis Hallman. The fight will take place at UFC 123 with Rampage vs Machida headlining the event on November 20.