Giga Chikadze shares video of moment he tore groin while training for UFC 296

Giga Chikadze won’t fight at UFC 296 as originally scheduled, and now we know why.

On Monday night, Chikadze posted video on X (formerly Twitter) of the moment he suffered a torn groin while training for his fight with Josh Emmett. As a result, Chikadze withdrew from the bout slated for Dec. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Chikadze (15-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) didn’t offer a timetable for his return and only wrote, “I’ll be back soon.” Depending on the severity, his recovery could take anywhere from four to 12 weeks.

It’s unclear if Emmett will remain on the card. Earlier Monday, he shared a post on X asking who could be ready to fight him on less than two weeks’ notice.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 296.

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