There’s no denying that Adam Piccolotti’s scheduled bout with Jordan Parsons at Bellator 154 was called off due to the worst possible circumstances.
Just a couple weeks out from the fight, Parsons passed away from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident. For Piccolotti, the news set off a week of tribulation that ended in him being given a new opponent for the fight.
“Hearing the news that (Parsons) was involved in the accident was really horrifying, and it struck home for me,” Piccolotti told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m a young man myself and a fighter, and shared some similarities with him.
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“To hear that something so horrible can happen on the drop of a dime, it made me really sad and really emotional and it’s been a rollercoaster with ups and downs. It’s really unthinkable, and for it to happen to somebody who was connected to me was kind of crazy.”
Prior to the scheduled bout with Parsons, Piccolotti had been riding a seven-fight winning streak to start his career. It’s a stretch Piccolotti feels has allowed him to gain the right experience necessary each fight to continue take steps forward.
“Building my career in the small shows, I started out nervous, but I started to loosen up a bit and be able to turn it up a bit and show more of my potential,” said Piccolotti. “When I reached Bellator, the same cycle repeated itself.
“That first Bellator fight I was super-nervous, like a deer in the headlights, but by my third fight I was much better. My experience is growing, I’m gaining confidence, and I’m really looking to be fully myself in there, be creative, and reach my full ….View full article