June 14, 2024
After health scare, Josh Parisian glad he still can fight

LAS VEGAS – Josh Parisian is just joyful he’ll get again in the cage Saturday. Successful will be the icing on the cake.

This past November, Parisian was pulled from a heavyweight combat with Chase Sherman when he seasoned coronary heart palpitations right before the struggle. Right after some checkups and testing, medical professionals cleared him to get again in – but not without the need of some nerves.

“That was a strange condition, a frightening predicament for me,” Parisian reported at Wednesday’s media working day for UFC Struggle Evening 219. “I just woke up about midnight, 12:30 (a.m.), and I was possessing terrible coronary heart palpitations. And then my coronary heart level was elevated, and then I was type of obtaining nervous, and I was obtaining a little nauseous, and I experimented with to drop asleep, and I laid there for a further hour and a half, 2 hours, and I woke up my mentor, and I’m like, ‘Hey, person, something’s improper with me.’

“… They hooked me up to IV and all that stuff, and they did not see nearly anything erroneous, but I just felt like I was, I do not know – I assumed I was having a heart attack. And especially with all these matters with youthful athletes dying from coronary heart stuff, it was like a truly scary condition for me. The total matter was definitely disappointing because I’ve had just about 50 fights, maybe a lot more than 50 fights now, and that is hardly ever took place. I’ve never ever pulled from a struggle.”

Parisian explained he experienced a few other incidents that at some point led to a cardiologist appointment, a pressure exam and a treatment if it’s wanted – but for now, he’s been provided the all distinct.

He suspects it was panic obtaining the superior of him.

“I feel just realizing that I’m alright stopped (it taking place). I feel it was stress spirals, mainly because I’m going to get in a struggle,” Parisian said. “My coronary heart is doing some thing unusual. Individuals are dying from it, and now my nervousness is heading insane. So I really assume I just had (stress), and I’m not an anxious human being, so it was quite overseas for me to have that. After somebody’s like, ‘Hey, you’re good,’ I signify, the stress settled down. When I have a dude that does this for a living is like, ‘You’re fine,’ Okay – that’s wonderful.”

Saturday, Parisian (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) returns in a showcased fight on the UFC Struggle Night 219 principal card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas versus Jamal Pogues (9-3 MMA, – UFC), who will be building his UFC debut on the heels of a 2nd acquire on Dana White’s Contender Sequence this earlier August.

Parisian said he’s specifically enthusiastic for this combat.

“I haven’t really figured out why I’m so enthusiastic for this fight simply because I’m normally not,” he stated. “I’ll sit listed here and I’ll tell you I’m fired up, but I’m nervous. And I get right here and I do not like the course of action and I never like everything. And soon after the battle, it’s always good. But I’m in fact energized proper now.

“… I truly feel definitely good about the match. He’s a difficult dude. He’s a self-assured person in self-assurance as a instrument in itself. And I consider that a person detail I don’t have to stress about as significantly is, I never assume he’s as difficult of a hitter as some of the hitters I’ve fought. And that usually takes a complete whole lot of nerves away from it there.”

Parisian has been up and down with the UFC due to the fact he arrived to the promotion from DWCS, himself, in 2020. He’s alternated wins and losses in his four fights with the UFC, but is coming off a 2nd-round TKO of Alan Baudot in June 2022.

Continue to, some thing about that struggle was off – and Parisian thinks he may have points corrected likely into this a person.

“In the very last struggle, I did not feel brave,” Parisian mentioned. “I felt afraid, and I have constantly imagined I was a brave person. In that minute, I did not really feel brave. I want to remind myself that I am that person, that I am courageous – but I am who I say I am.”

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