It appears former Colorado Avalanche tough guy Scott Parker felt bullied by coaches early in his NHL career, including then head coach Bob Hartley. Saquon Barkley Giants Jersey . According to the Denver Post, Parker says he was pressured into fighting at the risk of losing his position on the team if he failed to do so. "He was a junior B goalie trying to tell me how to fight. He was always just degrading me. Not to be a (wimp), but he was a bully," Parker told the Denver Post. "And he could be because he was in a position of authority. What was I supposed to do as a rookie? Go tell him (expletive) you? I did that stuff at the end of my career, but at the beginning of my career, I was just a chess piece to him." Parker, who thinks he may have suffered over 20 concussions during his playing days, also alleges he was forced to play when he was injured. "He would call me a (expletive), say that Hershey (the Avs former minor-league affiliate) would be my next stop, where Id be smelling chocolate fumes all day long. I remember I thought I had a broken foot and told him about it, and he called me a (expletive) and said Hershey would love me," Parker told the Post. "Nobody needed to question my commitment to doing my job. But I was just constantly belittled by Bob Hartley. I really have no respect for the man. "If youre hurt, it doesnt matter. Youre made to think I have to fight, or Ill lose my job, " Parker added. Parker was drafted 63rd overall by the New Jersey Devils in 1996 but did not sign with the team. He was then drafted 20th overall by the Avalanche two years later. He played 237 games in two stints with the Avalanche as well as 71 games with the San Jose Sharks. He scored seven goals and added 14 assists for 21 points over that span. He also amassed 699 penalty minutes. 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Catch the UFC 183 prelims live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday at 8pm et/5pm pt. on TSN4. Both have already had their opportunities at the gold, more recently McMann lost via first round TKO after taking a knee to the body from Rousey at UFC 170. Tate lost to the bantamweight champion via an armbar submission in the third round of their bout at UFC 168 in the second professional contest between the fighters. Since failing to win the title, Tate has earned unanimous decision victories over Liz Carmouche and Rin Nakai while McMann bounced back with a split decision win against Lauren Murphy. As she prepares for the matchup at UFC 183, Tate knows shell be in the octagon with a dangerous fighter. I think stylistically it (the McMann fight) presents a lot of problems for me, said Tate to UFC.com. Its a very difficult matchup, but those are the kind of fights that when you win, theyre much more rewarding than the fights that maybe youre supposed to win. I know that this is a very even fight. She has her strengths and I have my strengths and if we both come in there putting a hundred percent on the line, it could be anyones fight. While everyone in the bantamweight division is focused on taking on Rousey, a title upset at UFC 184 could present a faster route to a title shot for Tate.. Jonathan Stewart Giants Jersey. I know that if Cat Zingano did beat Ronda Rousey that it would get me a title shot more quickly, said Tate to UFC.com. I feel like a lot of people think the fight with Cat and I was unfinished business. I won the first two rounds and the stoppage in the third round was questionable at best. So theres definitely room for a rematch there and its something Ive been waiting for and that I want again. But at the same time, I really like fighting Ronda, and I definitely think that the third time could definitely be the charm. Meanwhile, McMann told The MMA Hour on MMAfighting.com, that she wanted and went after the fight against Tate. I had a hard time getting people that wanted to fight me, said McMann to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. I know other girls had fights lined up and since Miesha just came fresh off a fight and win against an undefeated opponent and shes pretty game for higher level fights, I thought it would be a very good fit for me. I want to fight the top ranked girls. The 34-year-old Olympic silver medalist is the number three ranked womens bantamweight fighter in the UFC and a victory over her second ranked opponent should put her squarely back into the title contender pole position. Three other bouts will be contested on the UFC 183 prelims as Derek Brunson will take on Ed Herman in the middleweight division, John Lineker will battle Ian McCall in the flyweight division and Rafael Natal and Tom Watson will kick the action off with a middleweight bout. 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