UFC featherweight prospect Giga Chikadze has set his sights on The Korean Zombie
Giga Chikadze was once tipped to be the brightest prospect in the featherweight division, capable of dethroning the featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. However, after being thoroughly outclassed by Calvin Kattar in his last fight, Chikadze has been training relentlessly for making a proper comeback.
Chikadze was talking the big game ahead of his fight against Calvin Kattar claiming that The Korean Zombie did not deserve the title shot at UFC 273. It all began when Max Holloway pulled out of the originally scheduled bout against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 273. Chikadze volunteered to step in as a replacement and even put forward his case for being the immediate title contender.
“He told Dana White he will fight anyone, except me. I made a living knocking out midgets all my life but I never knocked out midget does steroid cheater,” said Chikadze on Twitter.
Having lost to Calvin Kattar in a lopsided contest, Chikadze is on his path to rebuilding his brand, and has now called for a fight against The Korean Zombie by posting fan art on Twitter. He captioned the post,
Let’s do this @KoreanZombieMMA
@ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @AliAbdelaziz00 🧟♂️⚔️🥷🏻
What happened when The Korean Zombie faced Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 273?
Alexander Volkanovski reminded the world that there are levels to this game, and he is truly among the elite in the UFC roaster. In what was a one-sided effort, Volkanovski shut down any threat from the Zombie, and was hitting him at will with whatever weapon he fancied. In the end referee, Herb Dean had seen enough of accumulated damage and called an end to the fight, even though Zombie showed the heart of a warrior.
Volkanovski used his fluid motion and feints to counter everything that the Zombie threw at him. Zombie did show some resilience in round two, but it hardly served as any viable threat to the Aussie.
This victory puts the Aussie in an elite category of UFC fighters, becoming one of the only five fighters to start their UFC career at 11-0 or better. Volkanovski joins the likes of MMA royalty Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomeodov, Royce Gracie and Kamaru Usman in this prestigious list.
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