With hours remaining until showtime, a heavyweight clash between Josh Parisian and Chase Sherman was dropped from the UFC Vegas 64 main card later today (Saturday, November 5, 2022) live. on ESPN+ from inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Parisien, who was expecting to make his second straight appearance on the main card, took to social media just hours ago to announce his withdrawal from the event. The heavyweight veteran cited heart palpitations, cheat pains and nausea as reasons he was eventually forced out of action. The Parisian’s message from the hospital can be seen below:
“One of the worst days of my life,” wrote Parisien. “Unfortunately, I will not be fighting tonight. I woke up at 1:07 a.m. this morning with my heart pounding in my chest and drenched in sweat. I tried to relax for the next two hours, but I [was] going in and out of chest pain, cold sweats, nausea and dizziness. I decided to go to the ER around 3am and stayed there until 8:30am. They managed to get rid of my nausea and chest pain, but my palpitations had gotten worse.
“In over 50 fights, I have never pulled or been pulled from one. I am devastating to myself, everyone who has helped me in this camp, the UFC, the fans and my opponent. I’ll see my cardiologist when I get home to see what’s going on with my heart and go from there.
The Parisian, 33, has never had to retire from a fight in his career. But if he was feeling any kind of discomfort with his heart, it was probably for the best that he didn’t fight Sherman. Parisien was hoping to forge his first winning streak as a member of the UFC roster after stopping Alan Baudot via TKO in June. He will have to wait a little longer for that to happen.
Following the canceled fight between Parisian and Sherman, UFC Vegas 64 will now proceed to 11 total bouts. It is currently unknown which fight will be moved to the ESPN+ main card.
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