"Best thing about me, when I grab my opponent and I clinch with them, it's pretty easy for me to feel their weakness and their strength. I get them to dance. As soon as they start dancing, that's when I catch them. Judo is a dance. You dance with your partner and he makes a mistake and you catch him, you throw them on their head. It's very easy for me sometimes to throw opponents. At the same time, sometimes I feel like I'm cheating, sometimes it's so easy, with foot sweeps and all my hip tosses, and all the other arm drags or whatever people think I do. I think it all comes down to feel. I say that once and I'll always say it. Everything comes down to feel. You have to feel your opponent. Just like boxing, it's timing. Everything is timing and everything comes to that part where you have to feel, where it becomes second nature. It's like, 'How do you do it?' I don't know. It just happens. It's second nature. I feel it. And I feel the judo."
Karo Parisyan gets in touch with his inner Judo (via USA Today) as he prepares to take on fellow MMA veteran Dennis Hallman at the upcoming UFC 123 event at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 20 in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. "The Heat" managed to overcome his anxiety disorder and a lifetime ban from UFC President Dana White to get another shot at 170-pound stardom under the banner of the world's largest fight promotion. But will his vaunted Judo be kryptonite against "Superman" this Saturday night? Or will Hallman send the Armenian back to the Phantom Zone?