“Pleasure for me to headline”: Giga Chikadze braces for bout in the octagon

Giga Chikadze seems to be desperate to get back inside the octagon, hoping to challenge for another featherweight next week.

In his two-year career with UFC, Chikadze has pretty much just been floating around. The Georgian is yet to taste defeat and is at an impressive 6-0 in the promotion till now.

Heading into his UFC Vegas 25 co-main event, Chikadze is already ranked #14. With his fight against Cub Swanson, he will surely be closer to getting his name into the top-10, especially after he picked up the KO victory.

Chikadze has an offensive fighting style. He is even willing to pull a Kevin Holland and fight again next week. This comes after the original event between T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen was scrapped.

“I heard there is no main event next week, so it will be a pleasure for me to headline the event next,” Chikadze told reporters during the UFC Vegas 25 post-fight press conference.

“I’m staying in Vegas. I’m not going nowhere. I’m in shape, no injuries. If Dana and Sean needs (me), I’m here, and I can fight anybody.”

Surprisingly, most of the fighters ranked above Chikadze are currently unbooked. However, it did not seem like Chikadze is against fighting those who are unranked. This could mainly be him wanting to pick up a fast victory on a short notice.

After Chikadze’s fight with Cub Swanson last night, UFC featherweights might just ignore their ringing phones if they receive a call from a UFC matchmaker.

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