“He Will Be Walking With Crutches”- Giga Chikadze Says Max Holloway Will Suffer the Same Fate as Conor McGregor

Published 09/20/2021, 2:49 PM EDT


Giga Chikadze extended his winning streak to 9 fights as he defeated Edson Barboza at the UFC Vegas 35 event. After the victory, Chikadze went on to claim how he was the best striker in the UFC and also called out Max Holloway for a fight.

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During a recent interview with Submission Radio, they asked Chikadze what he thinks would happen in a fight between him and Holloway. Chikadze’s response was full of confidence as he believes he would easily defeat Holloway.

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‘Ninja’ said, “He said he’s the best boxer; I know I’m the best striker. So this fight is going to be a standing fight and I guarantee you when the fight is finished, he will be walking with the crutches.”

Many people consider Holloway to be amongst the best boxers to be a part of the UFC. On the other hand, Chikadze is a kickboxing legend and has incredible striking capabilities. Therefore, it is clear that whenever these two fighters face each other, it will be a standing fight.

Recently Chikadze has been trying various things to garner Holloway’s attention. The fighter had even claimed that if they ever faced each other, he would defeat Holloway within the first 2 rounds.

At this moment, though, a fight between Holloway and ‘Ninja’ seems unlikely, as Holloway is expected to face Yair Rodriguez in November.

What next for Giga Chikadze?

Recently Chikadze had claimed that he would be willing to be the backup fighter for the divisional title fight at UFC 266. However, no official announcement about that has yet been made.

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The other thing Chikadze wanted to do was fight Max Holloway, and even though it is unlikely, that could happen. As even though Holloway is being touted to face Rodriguez, the fight between Chikadze and ‘Blessed’ will certainly be a more popular fight and that could tempt the UFC to make this fight.

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Holloway finally got back to winning ways, as he defeated Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7. Therefore, it would be interesting to pair two of the best strikers in the UFC against each other.

Who do you think would win in a fight between Chikadze and Holloway? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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