Originally written on hov-mma  |  Last updated 10/8/14
"Records are meant to be broken."  In two days time Anderson Silva will look to score the 11th consecutive defense of his UFC middleweight title which would make him 17-0 in his Octagon career. Come mid-September, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face the toughest test of his career when he takes on Canelo Alvarez. A win would advance Mayweather's record to an inhuman 45-0. Some will tell you that this all pales in comparison to what Joey Chestnut was able to do earlier today in Coney Island. The call it the most exciting 10 minutes in sports, and today under the blazing 90 degree New York sun, returning champion Joey Chestnut was poised to make history once again in front of approximately 40,000 strong on this beautiful American Holiday.  The man they call "Jaws" was able to retain his Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest World Championship for a 7th consecutive year by smashing 69 weiners in 10 minutes. That's right; Chestnut was able to put down dogs at a 6.9 a minute clip to break his own record of 68 that he set in '09, and repeated last year. It was a war of attrition for Chesnut who was not only able to hang on and continue to prove why he is the best at what he does - he also continues to inspire thousands of young Kobayashi's and Chesnut's in the process.

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