Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com after a source close to the event said a proposal for Parisyan had been pulled off the table.
“We had a cup of coffee,” Coker said. “It didn’t work out. “He’s a great kid. We wish him luck.
Parisyan could not be reached for commenting, following Croker’s comments.
The Heat, Parisyan has had his problems in the past, which ended his successful UFC career. After failing a post-fight drug test for painkillers and backing out of two fights only days before the event, UFC president Dana White cut Parisyan. White later on went on to say that Parisyan will never fight in the UFC again.
“Karo Parisyan has [expletive] over the UFC, the fans and his opponent again!!!” White wrote on his official Twitter account after Parisyan backed down from his contract agreement for a second time only days before the event.
Parisyan was handed down a $32,000 fine by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for failing his drug test for perscription painkillers following his victory over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94, which was later turned over to a no-contest.
Parisyan had reportedly worked out a deal with Kizer to pay off the fine with his next purse, which never happened as Parisyan pulled out of the bout.
Parisyan has a well-documented history with prescription drugs, and has admitted to using painkillers to treat a serious injury to his hamstring which he sustained in preparation for a welterweight title bout with Matt Hughes at UFC 56.