“I donâ€™t train for fights. I train for three or four weeks to cut my weight and fight.Â I fight guys based on talent.Â I donâ€™t fight guys to get in shape and get ready for a fight, which is pathetic for a lot of welterweight fighters. Itâ€™s not about the coaching.Â We know what weâ€™re supposed to do.Â Itâ€™s always good to have a coach to get inside your head, but itâ€™s not that big of a difference at all, because if youâ€™re a professional fighter, youâ€™re a professional fighter. I donâ€™t know if thatâ€™s a good thing, but I try to make the best of it.
I think Burkman is a big fight for me. Josh has a semi name, God willing, it will be a good win for my record, at the same time it will put me up the ladder. I frickin want my title shot, and I still canâ€™t fucking believe theyâ€™re giving Matt Hughes a title shot?Â And heâ€™s going to be a coach on the new show?Â I think itâ€™s fu***** pathetic. If I beat Josh Burkman, I want my title shot.”
– – UFC welterweight Karo Parisyan comments on his upcoming fight with Josh Burkman at UFC 71 and the UFC welterweight title picture with FCFighter.