Christos Giagos Pushing for Three Straight

Aug 13, 2019

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Christos Giagos understands job security in the Ultimate Fighting Championship can be hard to gauge. During his first run in the promotion, “The Spartan” quickly learned the unpredictability of life in the UFC following his release after losing two of three inside the Octagon. After returning to the company with a loss to Charles Oliveira in September, he ripped off two consecutive wins for the first time in his UFC career. Now, Giagos looks to extend that streak to three against Drakkar Klose on Aug. 17 at UFC 241.

“Obviously every fight is important. You want to win them all,” Giagos told Sherdog. “Having [those] back-to-back wins means a lot. [Now it’s about] three in a row, and keep it going. That’s what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to show everybody that the first time I got cut was a fluke. It wasn’t anything I did wrong. It was kind of like, the reorganization of the sport. They cut 100 fighters. They cut a lot of fighters during that time. I didn’t lose two in a row. Even that fight with Chris Wade [his last before his release] I took on two and a half weeks’ notice, and it was a good fight. It wasn’t anything boring. They actually re-signed me then I got cut after that. It was a kind of weird situation. It was tough feeling like I got cut for no reason.”

In this exclusive chat with Sherdog, the 24-fight veteran also talked about his other streak of five-straight bouts outside of the United States. He also shares experiences he had traveling abroad for the fight business, and why he is excited to compete in the U.S. for the first time in two years when he steps in to the cage at the Honda Center, just 30 miles from his home in Hawthorne, California.

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