UFC 123 Preview: Karo Parisyan Says the UFC Knows "That I Can Become a Contender Again"

photo via Scott Clark, sherdog.com
"(Dana White) told me to get a fight under my belt. He told me to get my life back on track and that’s what I did."

"My issues had to do with my anxiety problems and panic attacks. Painkillers were thrown out there, but that wasn’t it."

"I spoke to a psychologist and he pointed out that I’ve been fighting since I was 14 years old, and that I had this balloon filling in my stomach with all my fight anxiety over the years. That’s what I’ve been addressing and working on."

"I think the UFC knows I still have something I can accomplish in the cage. They know that I can become a contender again and I will."

-- Check out the full interview at sherdog.com.

Karo "The Heat" Parisyan (19-5)
Win Ben Mortimer - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Impact FC 1
NC Dong Hyun Kim - No Decision (Overturned by NSAC) UFC 94
Dennis "Superman" Hallman (45-13-2)
Win Ben Saunders - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 117
Loss John Howard - KO (Punches) TUF Finale 10

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