Karo Parisyan Smoking Cigs & Playing Poker Night Before Fights...

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  1. SFMMA

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    Per Chris Leben, every night before his fights Karo would be downstairs in the casino ripping cigs and playing poker. Might have something to do with him being a killer in the gym with tons of talent but unable to pull the trigger in fights...

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    Haha that’s hilarious
     
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    That's why Karo is a under achiever.
     
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    Guy Lafleur smoked his entire NHL career.
     
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    And just like that, the legend of tobacco-free Karo was born.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Didn't Karo also have a drug problem?
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    I smoked weed every night then worked the next day.

    Maybe thats why I got fired.
     
  8. accolyte1022

    accolyte1022 I like big butts

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    I'm guessing the painkiller addiction was a bigger deal.
     
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    I think I heard that Sakuraba was a heavy drinker & smoker.
     
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    Shoulda waked and baked.

    Also: Leben tells great stories.
     
  11. loyalyolayal

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    Am I supposed to know who he is?
     
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    I hear Gomi drank pretty heavily too
     
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    Do you know who he is?
     
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    He was unable to pull the trigger only in later fights. Early days Karo is a beast, had tons of wars.
     
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    Cue Jean Skarbowsky TUF clip.
     
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    Karo was an amazing talent, super fun to watch.
    Would love to have seen the title fight with Matt Hughes if he hasn't gotten injured.
    He had crazy anxiety issues later in his career after the drugs, in later fights he couldn't even keep his mouth guard in his mouth the whole time
     
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    lowlife Swangin and Bangin

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    that guy had a lot of talent, championship level talent if I'm remembering correctly. Talent's only part of the equation though, he was a complete head case and had a pill problem to boot, it is what it is.
     
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    I believe he had an issue with anxiety and panic attacks

    Was his drug problem related to anti anxiety meds...Xanax and Ativan can be incredibly addicting, especially once you build up a tolerance
     
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    Well, he (Karo) could have been a legend just by showing up to fight. but he didn't
     

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