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Kobayashi -- My Weiner Beef Ain't With Chestnut!!

7/6/2011 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Professional sausage swallower Takeru Kobayashi believes his 69-hot dog performance should count as a WORLD RECORD ... even though he wasn't entered in an official tournament at the time.

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Kobayashi put on the eating exhibition on July 4 ... just miles from the OFFICIAL Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship on Coney Island ... which was won by TK's rival Joey Chestnut, who ate 62 dogs in just 10 minutes.

Kobayashi, through a translator, tells TMZ ... "Congratulations to Joey. I agree, he is the champion of that contest."

But TK -- who was banned from the competition because he wouldn't sign an exclusive contract with the event organizers -- adds, "I wasn't fighting against [Joey]. I was fighting against an organization and a hot dog company."

070511_kobayashi_video"I'm also happy about becoming a world record holder for hot dogs [that day] ... with my fans and supporters cheering me on. "

Should Kobayashi's record count?

33 COMMENTS

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The Neko Nation    

The Competitive Eating Association doesn't want him in the competition because they want the Mustard belt to stay in the USA. They only came up with this slave contract because they knew he wouldn't sign it.

1015 days ago
32.

Guy    

WTF America?

1015 days ago
33.

binky    

He wont sign the contract because it been him from events not hosted by the MLE........

1015 days ago
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