Is Karo Parisyan one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time?

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  1. MP15

    MP15 Blue Belt

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    I would say yes. Let's take look at the illustruous career of this legend.

    Firstly he has defeated Serra and Chonan, two fighters who destroyed GSP and Anderson Silva respectively.

    Secondly, pre-Serra GSP, the killer who was head-kicking and armbaring the likes of Matt Hughes, could only manage a measily decision against Karo.

    Thirdly, while everyone talks about Ronda's judo, let's take a moment to remember Karo's judo. He ragdolled Nick Diaz and essentially got him kicked out of the UFC, the same Nick Diaz that KO'd the current WW champ and arguably defeated GSP and Silva.

    I will not delve into plethora of other reasons (including: WEC champion; destruction of the Dong; and knocking Phil Boroni into retirement), but evidence suggests Karo is the elite of the elite and HOF worthy.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. SerrabyTKO

    SerrabyTKO Purple Belt

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    No, Karo.
     
  3. andnowweknow

    andnowweknow The Giant On Whose Shoulders You Stand

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    well...no.
     
  4. accolyte1022

    accolyte1022 'I had to fight a guy tree times the size of me'

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    TS did not use bro once.
     
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    jsyankees12 Purple Belt

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  6. LostMyBlackBelt

    LostMyBlackBelt Red Belt

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    No, just no

    He had the potential to remain a good fighter though and let that slip away.
     
  7. I WILL CUT YOU

    I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    Hahahaha wut?


    I'm a judoka, bro. I'll throw you all over, bro.






    I will say though his no-gi judo seminars were fantastic. He's a natural teacher and only Ronda has implemented the judo game better in mma.
     
  8. mikehunt

    mikehunt ........Belt Buckle........

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  9. I WILL CUT YOU

    I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    Also, Nick did not arguably beat GSP or Anderson, Cecil.
     
  10. StedGoof

    StedGoof Green Belt

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    Yep Thats the answer...

    He is the man, absolutely.
     
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    RTL NostraMMAus™ Platinum Member

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    I remember hearing people say Parisyan was going to be the one to dethrone Hughes.

    If that actually did happen, it would've thrown a wrench in the Butterfly effect of MMA. St-Pierre wins title earlier/later, Serra upset never happens, St-Pierre doesn't fight "safer," ends up getting beaten by someone else, etc.
     
  12. StedGoof

    StedGoof Green Belt

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    You should talk to people in the 18 to 34 demographic about that.
     
  13. marrs84

    marrs84 Yellow Belt

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    Uhhhhh...........
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    IAfight Blue Belt

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    He's not one of the greats, but he had great potential. I really liked his Judo based game too.
     
  16. JohnnyTowers

    JohnnyTowers Brown Belt

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    Who?

    Kidding... I don't think he was around long enough after ufc went more mainstream to be as recognized as he could have been. He was a badass judoka, and adapted his game well to the sport of mma. Sadly, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to "The Heat" is his loss to Diego a while back. When Diego kneed Karo's teeth out on prime time television.
     
  17. BROWNPRIDE

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    No not even close.
     
  18. riitzni

    riitzni Silver Belt

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    I loved watched Karo work, man. Really. He helped Ronda adapt her judo to MMA better than anyone before her, including him. It's really enjoyable to see judo guys toss people. I just wish they didn't ignore their nezewa in favor of throws.

    But this post is just insanity. You don't puff up your guy by making retarded comments about the opposition he beat. Nick Diaz wasn't anywhere near beating Anderson or Silva and lost to just about everyone worthy. Just stop.
     
  19. jaredmc16

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    Probly not even top 10 all time p4p
     
  20. Street Beggar

    Street Beggar White Belt

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    Your MMA math is totally right TS . Karo is definitely hall of fame material .
     

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