Karo Parisyan Suspended 9 Months, Fined 40% of Purse

UFC welterweight Karo Parisyan was suspended today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive test arising from his fight with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94. Three Schedule II drugs, painkillers oxymorphone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone, were found in his system following the fight.

The commission voted unanimously to suspend Parisyan, who slumped before the commission as the punishment was delivered.

As a result of the Commission’s decision:

A)Parisyan is suspended from competition for 9 months

B)He is fined 40 percent of his $80,000 purse ($40,000 show/$40,000 win), totaling $32,000, which will go to the Athletic Commission

C)He must submit to random drug testing

D)The result of his UFC 94 bout with Dong Hyun Kim is changed to a “No Decision”

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