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The world's greatest eater, Joey Chestnut, will not defend his belt at the Nathan's Hot Dog contest this year as a result of a sponsorship deal he inked with a rival company...
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According to the NY Post, Chestnut recently joined forces with Impossible Foods to promote its new vegan alternative to tube steaks ... which created major issues with organizers and the governing body -- Major League Eating.

A rep for MLE told the outlet it tried like hell to reach an agreement that would satisfy both sides ... but ultimately, there was no way to make it work.

“We are devastated to learn that Joey Chestnut has chosen to represent a rival brand that sells plant-based hot dogs rather than competing in the 2024 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest," MLE said in a statement.

“MLE and Nathan's went to great lengths to accommodate Joey and his management team, agreeing to the appearance fee and allowing Joey to compete in a rival, unbranded hot dog eating contest on Labor Day."

Filed Under: General Sports
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com
18 Comments
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Saunson691 month
For some reason I thought this was gonna be "he is banned for taking steroids" then I was like wait a second, that wouldn't even help
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burreauxxx1 month
Defense is dead in hot dog eating
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Laugh More1 month
I’m a fan of any article that prints the phrase “tube steak.”

Good job sliding that in there.
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Skinny1 month
The bottom line is this event is unwatchable if Chestnuts isnt in it. Not even worth airing it on TV if hes not there. The other contestants are a joke. Not even in the same league. Hope this gets righted here in the next couple weeks.
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Shooter1 month
I'm 49 and never watched a hotdog eating contest. We'll live!
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Shooter1 month
I'm 49 and never watched a hotdog eating contest. We'll live!
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Shooter1 month
I'm 49 and never watched a hotdog eating contest. We'll live!
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I guess we'll have a new wiener this year.
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Barstools1 month
This is stupid. No one likes the plant based protein. Impossible meat is a rival to salads, not real meat.
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Wrong. People don't like it if the costs are the same or higher than meat. They would choose plant based over meat if it was much cheaper.
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Signal Soldier1 month
That shite could be free and I wouldn't choose it
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ALhunter1 month
If it were lower cost and super lean I would like it. As in equivalent protein to chicken breast but much cheaper and tastes OK.

Unfortunately none of those things are true right now.
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Kevin Faulkner1 month
I'll be doggone.
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Genestealer551 month
Not corndog related
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