Biography(references)Parisyan was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR . Parisyan started training in judo when he was nine years old under fellow Armenian Gokor Chivichyan. Parisyan stated that his father began taking him to judo lessons because he beat up on his sisters and judo would be an effective outlet for Parisyan to take out his anger. In a book he published, however, Parisyan wrote that his father introduced him to judo to cure his laziness. By age ten, Parisyan was training his Judo under both Chivichyan and Gene LeBell.
Awards & Accolades
World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Welterweight Championship (One time)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2006 Fight of the Year vs. Diego Sanchez on August 17
Judo: Black Belt in Judo under Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell
Judo: Judo International Champion (4)
Judo: Junior National Champion (6)
Judo: Pan American Judo Silver Medalist
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
UFC Debut: Georges St-Pierre vs Karo Parisyan | Free Fight
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