‘When Do You Wanna Fight’- Calvin Kattar Gets a Dangerous Callout

Published 05/30/2021, 3:12 PM EDT
LA MIRADA, CA – JULY 27: Calvin Kattar speaks to the media during the UFC 214 Ultimate Media Day at UFC GYM La Mirada on July 27, 2017 in La Mirada, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC featherweight, Giga Chikadze earned a first-round finish over Cub Swanson in his last fight. ‘Ninja’ folded Swanson with a body kick further adding to his status as one of the decorated strikers in the UFC roster. Now he has called out fellow contender Calvin Kattar for a fight.

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Kattar last fought in January in the first UFC card of 2021. He was absolutely demolished by Max Holloway River 5-rounds. But ‘The Boston Finisher’ remains one of the division’s finest.

He will look to bounce back from his last loss with a win over ‘Ninja’. However, the timing of his return is questionable as he accumulated too much damage in his last fight.

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Hey  @CalvinKattar when do you wanna fight?! I know you’ve been asked … P.S. I watched your interview saying you feel you ready to go!  @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @AliAbdelaziz00,” wrote ‘Ninja’ on Twitter.

Chikadze believes he is one of the most decorated strikers in the entire UFC roster. “I believe because I know it. I know this from the facts.

If you guys check my background, I’ve been a fighter since before. I became a world champion in karate first, twice. European champion. Multiple time national karate champion and a different kind of karate,” he has said previously.

Not point karate or something. I fought from point to kyokushin and full contact, all different types of karate. I always when I was young, I was not fighting my age guys.

“I was fighting older people, higher age people with different weight divisions. My fights were always very entertaining,” he added.

Is Giga Chikadze vs Calvin Kattar the fight to make?

Stylistically, a matchup between the duo will be a banger. Both are two of the finest strikers in the entire UFC roster. Further, they are both elite fighters as their records speak for themselves.

So, the fight is bound to happen at some point. Making it next only makes sense considering their rankings in the division.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 15: Calvin Kattar poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 15, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

But it all depends on when Kattar is ready to go again and if he has recovered well enough from his last fight. Nevertheless, fans can only hope these two men eventually collide inside the Octagon soon.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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