UFC: Giga Chikadze Down to Fight Zombie, Holloway, or Be Replacement for Ortega-Rodriguez

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UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze appears acceptable to marque his return, aft suffering his archetypal nonaccomplishment successful the promotion earlier this year.

Georgia’s Chikadze (14-3) was connected the incorrect extremity of a unanimous determination against Calvin Kattar backmost successful January. The combat was a banger, 1 that extended Chikadze’s post-fight bonus streak to 4 aft being awarded Fight of the Night.

Since then, the featherweight has been linked to a combat with The Korean Zombie. However, Chikadze told Cageside Press precocious that helium wasn’t definite wherever things with Zombie stood.

“I dunno, man. Zombie, not lone Zombie, time whoever loses [between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway], I consciousness similar is the close fight,” Chikadze said astatine Friday’s UFC X. “I consciousness similar Brian [Ortega] and Yair [Rodriguez] are fighting, if anybody pulls out— I don’t know.”

“There are truthful galore absorbing match-ups,” Cikadze continued. “I would emotion to leap successful and instrumentality immoderate bully accidental for the fans. Whatever fans privation to see, adjacent a Kattar rematch 1 day. We took shots successful the octagon, and we took the shots astatine [the] aft party. We tin get the aforesaid thing, and spot however it turns retired adjacent time.”

In the meantime, Chikadze is successful the gym, and enjoying the clips fans and chap martial artists nonstop him of their effort astatine the Giga Kick.

“I’m getting each azygous hour, astatine slightest similar two,” helium said of the fan-made clips. And helium decidedly enjoys them. “Of course! I’m seeing similar knockouts astatine the gym, astatine the events, astatine kickboxing matches, MMA matches. I cannot say, explicit my feelings erstwhile I spot idiosyncratic dropping with it. But you know, that is simply a liver kick, but determination is besides the mode however I bash it. When I spot the aforesaid nonstop movement, erstwhile they’re trying to imitate the aforesaid thing, that makes maine happy.”

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