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Karo Parisyan in discussions to sign with Strikeforce

Fans left wondering when and where Karo Parisyan would land on the heels of last year’s nine-month suspension for painkiller use, and a last-second withdrawal from a scheduled bout with Dustin Hazelett at UFC 106 which brought about the extreme ire of UFC President Dana White, may not be left in the cold for much longer.

According to MMAFighting, “The Heat” has been speaking with Strikeforce under the premise of possibly signing to fight with the organization as soon as their event in Los Angeles on June 16th.

The 27-year old, who resides in the North Hollywood area of California, is 18-5 as a professional Mixed Martial Artist and holds a 2004 split decision win over current Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.

After originally emerging as a legitimate force at 170-pounds due to his high level judo and aggressive style, Parisyan has suffered a number of personal setbacks over the past few years and only competed twice since November 2007 (a TKO loss to Thiago Alves and a decision win over Dong Hyun Kim that was later ruled a “No Contest” due to a failed drug test).

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