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Dana White: Karo Parisyan pulls out of UFC 106

White vows Parisyan is out of UFC, Dustin Hazelett will receive full purse

Karo Parisyan has pulled out of his welterweight fight with Dustin Hazelett one day before the event's weigh-in. The fight had been scheduled for the main card of UFC 106 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday.

UFC president Dana White wrote on his Twitter account that Parisyan had "a laundry list of excuses" for pulling out added that Parisyan (18-5) would never fight in the UFC again.

"Karo Parisyan has [expletive] over the UFC, the fans and his opponent again!!!" White wrote. "He will not be fighting Saturday or ever again in the UFC!!"

Saturday would have been the first for Parisyan since receiving a drug suspension for using prescription painkillers before his win over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94 in January. That win was eventually overturned to a no-decision.

White was absent from Thursday's pre-fight press conference and UFC executive vice president of operations Craig Borsari had nothing to add to reasons Parisyan may have cited for pulling out.

"I honestly don't know," Borsari said. "I got the tweet that Dana sent out as well, so all of this is relatively new. We've got to track down Karo to find out."

Hazelett (12-4), who hasn't fought since Nov. 15, 2008, will receive his full purse despite being dropped from Saturday's card.

Brett Okamoto can be reached at 948-7817 or [email protected].

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