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MONCTON, NB - OCTOBER 26: Calvin Kattar poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour on October 26, 2018 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Calvin Kattar says Giga Chikadze “overlooked” him ahead of UFC Vegas 46: “That’s never a good idea”

UFC featherweight contender Calvin Kattar believes that rival Giga Chikadze “was overlooking me” ahead of their recent fight at UFC Vegas 46.

Kattar was the underdog heading into his UFC Vegas 46 main event fight against Chikadze, but he made the betting public look silly as he put on a one-sided beating on Chikadze and won a clear decision. Although Chikadze had won seven straight fights heading into this match and Kattar hadn’t fought in a year coming off of a brutal decision loss to Max Holloway, this fight did not play out like the way MMA math would suggest. Instead, it was Kattar who took it to Chikadze for the full 25 minutes, landing vicious strikes on his durable opponent en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Following the victory, Kattar spoke to TMZ Sports and he was asked if he thought Chikdaze was overlooking him heading into the card. As far as “The Boston Finisher” goes, he believes that Chikadze completely overlooked him and he paid the price by getting beaten down for five rounds. In the leadup to the fight, Chikadze was heard in interviews talking about Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski, and The Korean Zombie, but he didn’t say much about Kattar, and it cost him.

“I took more offense to my opponent kinda overlooking me. Calling out the champ when he has a fight with me in about a week. It just seemed like he was overlooking me, and like I’ve mentioned before. If that’s the case, not smart, and you’re probably gonna pay for it, and he did,” Kattar said.

“I didn’t like the way he overlooked me and was looking past me and focusing on people he might fight rather than the guy he was gonna fight. That’s never a good idea.”

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