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Giga Chikadze Ready To Fight At UFC 262 If Given The Opportunity – MMA Root



If any fight fails, Giga Chikadze is ready to step up on short notice and accept all the challengers.

With an eight-game winning streak, Chikadze lived up to his name when he finished off Cub Swanson with his kicking “Giga” kick at UFC Vegas 25. After Chikadze landed the kick to the liver, veteran Swanson collapsed in pain. . Chikadze hesitated with the follow-up shorts, but knew it was necessary to secure victory.

Chikadze will fly to Houston, Texas to help support his teammate Beneil Dariush against former interim champion Tony Ferguson this weekend. The rising featherweight mentioned that if any fight falls apart, he’s more than willing to step up and fight on the PPV.

“What I’m doing now is buying my ticket, I’ll be in Houston. And if someone (falls), I’ll be there, ”Chikadze recently told MMA Junkie. “I think it’s a very good show. My brother (Dariush) is fighting there and I want to be there. If the fight happens for me too, it would be amazing. But if the fight doesn’t happen, I’ll still enjoy supporting Benny. “

Chikadze is also willing to serve as an endorsement of UFC 264

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This is not the first time that Chikadze has tried to intervene on short notice. In fact, the Georgia native put his name on his hat when the UFC scrambled to find an opponent for Donald Cerrone on short notice last week. Despite not being picked, the rising contender insists he is ready for a fight and even said he would replace if something happens between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor en route to his massive UFC 264 summer pay-per-view.

“It’s a bit of a late start because I fought in May this time, but I want to be busy,” Chikadze said. “I want to break my old record. Last year I fought four times. I want to fight five times this year. It will probably be a bit difficult, but I definitely want to break the record. So, winning the fights on consecutive weekends (would help). 145 or 155, anything big for 170, I’m open. … I’m really looking forward to Conor McGregor against Dustin Poirier, I also want to be a replacement for that fight. “

Since the featherweight fought four times last year, he’s eager to get back in the cage. With the intention of breaking records, the young Georgian is ready for any short-term opportunity that offers great payoff. Without a doubt, with how often fights are thrown out these days, that kind of courage will serve your UFC career well.

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