Karo better get used to not being the Welterweight champion, because I don’t see it happening anytime soon. MMAWeekly has an article on Karo and it has this sad hopeful paragraph:
With the win over Burkman, Parisyan has to be in title contention. At the post fight press conference, White eluded to Matt Hughes and Matt Serra having their fight in late fall, which means that if Karo were to get a title shot, it wouldn’t be until 2008. “He didn’t say no and he didn’t say yes, but I have a feeling I’m gonna have another fight before a title shot.”
Hah, try two fights at least. Dana’s got a boner for Georges St Pierre, and if he doesn’t just give the winner of GSP/Koscheck the next title shot (which is the big rumour at the moment) then he’ll make Karo fight the winner. That’s good news for fans but bad news for Karo since GSP has already beaten him once. A second loss to GSP and Parisyan will be stuck without a title shot so long as Georges holds the belt. Remember Andrei Arlovski’s position after losing twice to Tim Sylvia? Well, it’ll be like that except replace Tim with someone who doesn’t suck.