Parisyan Suspended 9 Months, Fined $32,000
Karo Parisyan was suspended for nine months for testing positive for three banned painkillers – Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone. Parisyan, who won a split decision against Dong Hyun Kim, was also fined $32,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The fight result was also ruled a “No Contest”.
Parisyan made $80,000 for his fight against the once-again undefeated Kim. Karo had received $40,000 to win and $40,000 to show. The NSAC decided to fine him 40% of the $80,000.
Bestselling MMA Books – March 2009