Rafael Fiziev tells wild story about forcing himself to throw up evening time previous to his UFC Vegas 58 win
Rafael Fiziev treated fairly the adventure throughout the 24 hours previous to his latest UFC Vegas 58 win over Rafael dos Anjos.
Tasked with the principle UFC main fit of his career, Fiziev in spite of everything delivered one of the vital largest performances of his octagon run, knocking out the former UFC champion with a fifth-round salvo that extended Fiziev’s win streak to six immediately and propelled him proper right into a No. 7 spot on MMA Fighting’s lightweight rankings. Alternatively it was once all on the subject of derailed one evening time earlier, when he made a hasty decision in an attempt to sleep ahead of crucial struggle of his lifestyles.
“The evening time previous to the struggle, he cannot go to sleep, so he took one melatonin pill,” Fiziev’s manager and translator, Sayat Abdrakhmanov, revealed now not too way back on The MMA Hour.
“Then he took second [pill]. third. Then he however couldn’t fall asleep, then he took some other, some CBD gummy with melatonin. He take it, and then he query me, ‘Oh, did I take a great deal of melatonin? Is it going to affect me all over the struggle?’ I was like, ‘Why do you do something and then imagine what you’re doing [after]?!’
“So he went to the bathroom — and then he made himself throw up all this, the drugs he took, all the melatonin drugs he took.”
“I ate seven drugs of melatonin in total,” added Fiziev. “I started to be scared, like in all probability I might transfer sleep throughout the struggle, so I needed to transfer throw up [with my fingers].”
“I was like, ‘Why do you keep doing this? The entire thing was once best and likewise you merely were given right here up with this [idea],’” Abdrakhmanov endured with amusing.
Fortunately, Fiziev ended up OK. He mentioned he didn’t in reality really feel any residual effects in opposition to dos Anjos and was once satisfied to steer clear of a situation identical to the one who on the subject of torpedoed UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanvoski in his July 2020 rematch in opposition to Max Holloway at UFC 251.
Alternatively alas, his reckless willingness to ingest sleeping drugs en masse wasn’t the only issue that gave Fiziev fits throughout the hours previous to his first main fit at UFC Vegas 58.
His private inner monologue chipped in as well — and it sounds as if it wasn’t the principle time.
“I’ll tell you some stories, some small stories regarding the small p**** within me,” Fiziev outlined. “On account of all the time previous to struggle, I have small, small p**** within me — and previous to fights, they start talking, ‘Oh, you’ve out of place. Oh, this guy knock you out. Oh, this guy smashing you.’ All of the ones. And when I transfer into the cage, this p**** [shuts] off. And I ask them, ‘Excellent day, where are you? You want to tell me what’s up now?’”
“Basically what he’s saying is that fairly coward lives within him,” added Abdrakhmanov. “Once he makes his walk to octagon, this little coward runs away until the next struggle. And then when the next struggle comes, this little coward comes once more and starts to tell him, ‘Oh, you’re going to lose,’ and stuff like this, and then he’s like kicking him away yet again.”
All in all, it was once an eventful lead-up to a memorable evening time for Fiziev.
The 29-year-old Kazakhstan native however got the duty carried out and put himself in position for a big struggle next — one that, if he’s going to get his need, might simply come in opposition to two-time determine challenger Justin Gaethje. So if now not the rest, Fiziev a minimum of came upon his lesson about melatonin.
“I’m certainly not going to use this s*** yet again,” Fiziev mentioned with amusing.