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6/16/12 4:03 PM
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Seong gyeong
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http://www.sherdog.com/radio/Rewind-Karo-The-Heat-Parisyan-2553

(Karo's interview starts at 36:00)

I started out in martial arts as a typical BJJ guy watching UFC. Karo is a huge reason I decided to start doing judo.

Talks about a lot of stuff in this interview:

* panic attacks
* his pain killer abuse (which he differentiates from addiction)
* the Nate Diaz incident
* Frank Mir being a "backstabber"
* making a comeback
* how he got started in judo/MMA
* UFC fighters crying backstage before fights
* Givng Diego "frequent flier miles all over the cage"
* his leg injury that continues to affect him

Around 1:02 he starts talking about his fight with Dong Hyun Kim and throwing him "like a baby."

He says that Kim was a judo Olympian which I don't think is quite accurate; Kim did, however, attend the best university for judo in South Korea.

On throwing Koreans:

"I just threw him and then I just laid on top of him, bro. You know how that is to a Korean? It's like cussing their mother out."

I watched his most recent fight with Thomas Denny; couldn't finish Denny though he did win via decision. Not sure if he's quite on his way back to the UFC. Still one of my favorite fighters, though.
6/17/12 1:26 AM
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nice - thanks!

lol at giving "frequent flier miles"
6/17/12 4:21 AM
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Ouch, just saw that Karo got guillotined in the first round of his fight against John Gunderson. Hard to see him struggle like this.
6/17/12 4:49 AM
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I really like Karo. Shame to see him lose another. Can you upload fight? With his Hamstring problems I just don't see him being the same fighter as he was. Real shame though. He should write a book he has a lot of story's to tell. Wasn't his first mma fight against a man when he was 14 or something. Phone Post
6/17/12 4:51 AM
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Link didn't work? Phone Post
6/17/12 5:02 AM
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I haven't found any links of the fight against Gunderson. I think it just happened earlier tonight. Here's a written description:

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-Vets-John-Gunderson-Kendall-Grove-Grab-Gold-at-Upset-and-InjuryFilled-ShoFight-20-43557

Sounds like Karo got cracked with a knee pretty brutally.
6/17/12 6:27 AM
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Nice one ;-) Phone Post
6/17/12 8:29 AM
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I saw Karo fight at the US judo Nationals in Cleveland when he was a teenager. Gokor was his coach. I rememebr him fighting for Bronze, can't remember how he did. Not sure why he didn't stick with his judo.
6/17/12 11:28 AM
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Wanted to earn some good money. Phone Post
6/17/12 6:30 PM
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Great fighter!
8/12/12 12:04 PM
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Nice Phone Post

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