Volkanovski is 'a little chump' for taking Chan fight, says Chikadze

Alexander Volkanovski is ‘a little chump’ who ‘took the easy task’ by accepting Chan Sung Jung as replacement for title defence, slams Giga Chikadze

  • Giga Chikadze is 7-0 since joining the UFC and fights Calvin Kattar this Saturday
  • Georgian striker wanted to win and then step in to face Alexander Volkanovski
  • Max Holloway pulled out of Volkanovski fight, was replaced by Chan Sung Jung
  • Chikadze branded the champion ‘a little chump’ taking the easy way out  

Alexander Volkanovski is ‘a little chump’ who has ‘taken the easy route’ by accepting a title defence against Chan Sung Jung, says Giga Chikadze. 

The Georgian striking star, who faces Calvin Kattar this Saturday, wanted the chance to win and jump in on short notice against the champion after Max Holloway pulled out of their UFC 273 showdown.  

As it happens, ‘Korean Zombie’ stepped up and the UFC have allowed him to replace the Hawaiian, much to Chikadze’s annoyance. 

Giga Chikadze (left), pictured with Dana White, wanted the next title opportunity 

Alexander Volkanovski (right) will be facing Chan Sung Jung as a replacement 

Chikadze has looked sensational en route to a record of 7-0 within the UFC and his last three wins have come by way of TKO.

‘That little chump, he’s taking the easy task,’ he told MMA Junkie. ”Korean Zombie’ has probably like from the last seven fights, he’s 4-3. I’m on a roll. I’m 7-0 since I got into UFC, so how can you avoid me?

‘There is a reason why he’s avoiding me, and I understand that. You know, he’s fighting the guy who’s already dead. 

‘He’s a zombie, you know, and I’m here, the new guy. New blood. New dog. Ninja, and I deserve to be standing right there.’

Kattar is trying to right the wrongs of his one-sided demolition by Holloway in his last outing and Chikadze is determined to be the first man to finish him. 

He said: ‘He’s a knockout power guy. That’s why I give him some credit. You know, he finishes guys.

‘Some people throw 500 punches and can’t finish the guy. This guy can take 500 punches and keep moving forward, and usually, he finishes. That’s why this fight excites me. 

‘He’s never been broken. He’s never been knocked out or knocked down, so it’s a challenge to me this time.’

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