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Midnight Mania! Giga Chikadze claims he defeats Calvin Kattar nine times out of ten, Kattar responds

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The line between self-belief and delusion is a rather fine one.

Respectfully, Giga Chikadze got his ass kicked last Saturday at UFC Vegas 46. The kickboxer was unable to fight at his pace from his distance, and as a result, Calvin Kattar was able to land hundreds of strikes. In particular, he sliced up Chikadze with dozens of elbows, leaving him bloody and battered by the end of five rounds.

Despite the dominant defeat, Chikadze remains confident. In fact, he still believes himself the better man.

“I f—ked up last night, but it’s all good. It’s the journey. I’m learning from this. Next time, I’m going to come back so much stronger. I already feel bad for my future opponents, so I’m going to learn a lot from this one,” Chikadze said on Facebook Live (via “Trust me on that. Also, I feel like if I would fight with this guy 10 times, nine I would win. That would be the one I would lose, and that was last night. It is what it is. I made mistakes, and I’m paying now with that. It’s all good. I’m unbreakable, remember this s—t. Georgians are always unbreakable. This is how we fight, until the f—king end.”

One might expect Kattar to be a bit annoyed at Chikadze’s remark, but “The Boston Finisher” responded with grace on The MMA Hour. Having suffered his own devastating loss prior to this win, Kattar offered up some advice as well.

“It’s different when you hear people in person in interviews, but I don’t take it personally man, it’s whatever. I wish him a speedy recovery, bounce back.” Kattar said. “I told him: ‘All you can do now is make the next guy pay’”

Perhaps some day Chikadze will earn a rematch vs. Kattar and test his theory, but at the moment, that bout is a long ways away.


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