Oh man, somewhere right now there’s a very pissed off Armenian. News has just come out that Jon Fitch is next in line for a title shot, before some guy named Karo Parisyan. Of course, keep in mind that Dana White has a history of being an indian giver on title shots – remember when Werdum was next in line for the heavyweight title? Yeah, that lasted a whole week or two.
Perhaps King Dana went on the internets and read what everyone was saying, and changed his mind. If that’s the case, how about we all get together and let ourselves be heard: GIVE THE HEAT HIS FUCKING SHOT YOU BASTARD. I like Jon Fitch, but you take a look at the guys Karo has fought and the guys Fitch has fought and it’s not even debatable: Karo has fought the harder competition, and for the most part has looking fucking great doing it. If it wasn’t for his debatable decision loss to Diego Sanchez, he’d be the one on an insane streak. The guy is 8-1 since his loss to GSP back in 2004.
Anyways, I’m not blind to the reasoning. Karo’s record shows a big nasty list of decisions … the guy can’t finish a sandwich let alone a fight for some reason. But right up till the Chonan fight, that was 15 minutes of ass-kickery every time Parisyan stepped into the Octagon. The dude’s a bad ass, he’s got a win over the current champion, and he took GSP to a decision the first time they fought.
This is all so fucking frustrating to me. Karo Parisyan has been waiting for his title shot since the dawn of fucking time. Just give the dude his shot, already.