JOE LAUZON- “After one of my fights, Karo gave me a hard time, too. He came over and yelled across the mat something to the extent of, ‘Hey, nice fight,’ and I just said, ‘Thanks.’ He starts saying, ‘Oh, is that all you have to say to me? ‘Thanks?’ Speak up and say a little more next time.’ What more do you say, though, without coming off as cocky, when someone congratulates you? ‘Oh yeah, I’m the man. I just won my fight with ease and killed that guy. I rule!’ That’s not my style. The incident with me happened before the problems he had with Nate, so I could see where Diaz was coming from. I don’t think Karo had any problems with me, it’s just his attitude and how he comes off can rub people the wrong way.”
– In his weekly Boston Herald blog post eliminated contestant on this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 Joe Lauzon says that the incident between welterweight contender Karo Parisyan and Nate Diaz during episode 11 last night wasn’t an isolated one.
Yeah the facts would seem to point to him trying to mess with the other lightweights, possibly thinking he is giving Manny some kind of edge? Who knows, but I had Nate & Manny in the finals with Nate submitting Manny in the 2nd round, so this should be interesting.