GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
ANOTHER NEW, BIG STAGE FOR FIGHTER Along Karen Darabedyan's road to World Extreme Cagefighting, there were only seldom times in which his fighting career ventured away from California.
But when Darabedyan boards a plane today to leave for his next WEC bout, he will once again find himself somewhere new — this time in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
"The cool thing is I tell my friends if it wasn't for fighting I probably wouldn't get out of Glendale," said the 9-2 Darabedyan, who will take on Will Kerr on Sunday night as part of WEC: Varner vs. Shalorus at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Darabedyan, a Glendale High graduate, fought in the Philippines early in his career, but other than that, the first eight fights of his career took place in California.