“The deal is that I got injured when I was supposed to fight Matt (Hughes) and I got injured pretty bad. I had to come back and work my way back to fight for the title. I lost my title shot and they said okay you lost it and now youâ€™ve got to work your way up, which I agreed with, I didnâ€™t really mind. But St. Pierre got injured, they gave him a couple of months, 2 or 3 months to recover, and he came back and still fought for the title. Iâ€™m kind of disappointed about that. It is what it is and I canâ€™t change what it is, so I just have to come back myself and stack up the wins, get back to the top and get my title shot again. For now, I have a fight in a week and Iâ€™m going to try to take care of Josh Burkman and after that weâ€™ll worry about the title fight.”
– Welterweight UFC contender Karo Parisyan discusses his upcoming fight with Josh Burkman at UFC 71 and a potential title shot in 2008.