A fight was dropped from UFC Fight Night 214 early on the day of the event.
There was supposed to be a heavyweight fight between Josh Parisian and Chase Sherman on the main card of the event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, but Parisian had to cancel after an extended early morning trip to the emergency room.
One half of the lone heavyweight bout on the card, Parisian (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC), explained the situation on Facebook, calling it “one of the worst days of my life.” Parisian claims he spent over five and a half hours at the hospital on Saturday morning with chest pain, nausea, and palpitations.
One of the worst days of my life. I unfortunately will not be fighting, tonight. I woke up at 1:07am this morning with my heart beating out of my chest and soaked in sweat. I tried to relax over the next 2 hours, but I going in an out of chest pain, cold sweats, nausea, and light headedness. I decided to go to the ER at around 3am and was there until 8:30am. They were able to get rid of my nausea and chest pain, but my palpitations had gotten worse. In over 50 fights, I’ve never pulled or been pulled from one. I am devastated for myself, everyone that helped me this camp, the ufc, the fans, and my opponent. Ill be seeing my cardiologist when I get home to see what is going on with my heart and go from there.
Parisian’s Saturday fight would have been his second of 2022. At June’s UFC on ESPN 38, he had a second-round technical knockout victory over Alan Baudot. The veteran of Dana White’s Contender Series has fought four times for the UFC since 2020.
Eleven fights are scheduled for UFC Fight Night 214.