Top UFC featherweight contender Giga Chikadze is continuing his push for a bout with former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.
Chikadze spoke with Denis Shkuratov and Kacper Rosolowski of the Submission Radio show and talked about how he believes a fight between him and Holloway is the fight to make for the top contender spot at 145-pounds. The Georgian contender is coming off of an impressive third-round TKO victory over Edson Barboza back at UFC Vegas 35.
"I know he's the champion," Chikadze said. "And for me, he's the people's champion. So that's a fight to happen and I have a seven-fight win streak. You need to fight me. That's a fight to happen, people want to see this fight."
He continued on to talk about how he doesn't think Holloway should be gifted another title shot before facing him first and made a prediction about what would happen in a potential matchup between the two elite featherweight strikers.
“I believe Max needs to fight me to go to the title shot next time,” Chikadze said (h/t MMA Mania). “No one really wants to see Max and Alex (Volkanovski) fight again and again and again. I have a seven-fight win streak, very busy guy with the fights. People want to see this fight. He said he’s the best boxer, right? I know I’m the best striker. So, this fight is going to be a standing fight, and I guarantee you when the fight finishes he will be walking with crutches.”