UFC 'too brutal for women'

Karo Parisyan (left) battles Ryo Chonan at UFC 78. Parisyan won by unanimous decision. (UFC Photo)

Karo Parisyan (left) battles Ryo Chonan at UFC 78. Parisyan won by unanimous decision. (UFC Photo)

JOSE RODRIGUEZ

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan held nothing back on outlining his views on women fighters during HDNet's Inside MMA.

"Look, I know all the women are going to hate Karo Parisyan now, but the cage is not for women," he said.

"Can't they do one thing that guys do and they don't? Just one? Give me a break. They do weightlifting. They do wrestling. Not MMA, please. It's too brutal for women."

PENN RIPS ON SHERK

Lightweight contender B.J. Penn doesn't mince his words, either. He told the Honolulu Observer that recently stripped champ Sean Sherk -- who is under suspension for testing positive for steroids -- will have to "sit on the side and wait while the two people fight for the real lightweight championship, not the steroid championship."

Penn will take on Joe "Daddy" Stevenson for the lightweight belt next month in England.

GRACIE DEATH PUZZLING

Gracie family members want answers after a member of the legendary fighting clan was found dead in his prison cell in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Ryan Gracie was charged last week with car theft and the attempted theft of a motorcycle. After his arrest, drug tests showed traces of cocaine and other drugs in his system.

Gracie was put in a cell by himself overnight and found dead the next morning.

Family members want an investigation into a doctor who gave Gracie drugs shortly after his arrest. Gracie is a former Pride star and the grandson of Carlos Gracie, who along with Helio Gracie invented Brazilian jiu jitsu.


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