The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Tuesday that UFC welterweight Karo Parisyan will remain temporarily suspended after testing positive for Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Hydromorphone following his January victory over Dong Hyun Kim
In the days leading up to the bout rumors surfaced that Parisyan may not be medically cleared for the contest due to a prescription taken for anxiety and panic attacks, causing the UFC to have a replacement on hand should he be forced out of the fight. However, “The Heat” was ultimately permitted to compete, earning a close decision win at UFC 94.
With it appearing to be only a matter of time before a suspension and fine are handed down, Parisyan will next appear in front of the NSAC in mid-March when the commission is expected to make a final ruling on the test.
It is expected that his suspension will make him unavailable for his rumored UFC 98 fight against Josh Koscheck.