Parisyan Suspended 9 Months, Fined $32,000


Karo Parisyan 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.
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One Response to “ Parisyan Suspended 9 Months, Fined $32,000 ”

  1. tyler says:

    hmm, it gets declared a “no contest” yet he keeps the “winners” purse. …AND the fine isn’t greater than his actual attendance purse. Doesn’t seem like a penalty really.

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