Rafael Fiziev scored the largest win of his profession in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 58 lately. There he TKO’d former UFC light-weight champion Rafael dos Anjos to fireside himself up the 155 lb rankings, putting him behind solely former champions and title challengers.
Nonetheless, in response to Fiziev’s group, issues virtually didn’t go to plan. When he appeared on The MMA Hour lately Fiziev’s supervisor Sayat Abdrakhmanov described a chaotic night time earlier than the battle which concerned Fiziev forcing himself to throw up.
“The night time earlier than the battle, he can’t fall asleep, so he took one melatonin tablet,” stated Abdrakhmanov (ht MMA Fighting).
“Then he took second [pill]. Third. Then he nonetheless couldn’t go to sleep, then he took one other, some CBD gummy with melatonin. He take it, after which he ask me, ‘Oh, did I take an excessive amount of melatonin? Is it going to have an effect on me through the battle?’ I used to be like, ‘Why do you do one thing after which take into consideration what you’re doing [after]?!’
“So he went to the lavatory — after which he made himself throw up all this, the capsules he took, all of the melatonin capsules he took.”
“I ate seven capsules of melatonin in complete,” chimed in Fiziev. “I began to be scared, like perhaps I would go sleep within the battle, so I wanted to go throw up [with my fingers].”
“I used to be like, ‘Why do you retain doing this? Every little thing was excellent and also you simply got here up with this [idea],’” Abdrakhmanov added.
Throughout his look Fiziev additionally mentioned how nervous he will get forward of a battle.
“I’ll inform you some tales, some small tales in regards to the small p**** inside me. As a result of all the time earlier than battle, I’ve small, small p**** inside me — and earlier than fights, they begin speaking, ‘Oh, you’ve misplaced. Oh, this man knock you out. Oh, this man smashing you.’ All of those. And after I go into the cage, this p**** [shuts] off. And I ask them, ‘Hey, the place are you? You need to inform me what’s up now?’”
“As soon as he makes his stroll to octagon, this little coward runs away till the subsequent battle,” added Abdrakhmanov. “After which when the subsequent battle comes, this little coward comes again and begins to inform him, ‘Oh, you’re going to lose,’ and stuff like this, after which he’s like kicking him away once more.”
Since beating dos Anjos, Fiziev has referred to as for a battle with Justin Gaethje. The win over RDA gave Fiziev a six battle successful streak and prolonged his professional report to 12-1. Fiziev’s lone loss was a TKO defeat to Magomed Mustafaev in his UFC debut in 2019.