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Kobayashi -- My Weiner Beef Ain't With Chestnut!! | TMZ.com Got A Tip? Email Or Call (888) 847-9869 Sign In / Register News Sports Videos Photos Celebs Tours Store Watch TMZ SIGN IN By logging into TMZ, I agree to the Warner Bros Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Remember Me Forgot Password? REGISTER WHEN TO WATCH IN TMZ TMZ LIVE TMZ SPORTS FS1 M-T-Th-F: 9:00 PM PST W: 9:30 PM PST Marc Anthony Splits with Wife After JLo Kiss Plunge into World Toilet Day with these Can-did Celebrity Shots Kanye West -- No Change Without Conflict ... That's Why I Back Trump 28 Shirtless Shots of Birthday Babe Tyga That Will Make You Say 'Ayoooo' Nick Gordon -- F*** It! I'm Not Paying Bobbi Kristina's Fam, Anyway Home Kobayashi -- My Weiner Beef Ain't With Chestnut!! Kobayashi -- My Weiner Beef Ain't With Chestnut!! 1 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. 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." "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?   SHARE ON FACEBOOK   TWEET THIS    COMMENTS Chew on This Kobayashi INHALES 69 Hot Dogs -- The VIDEO! Kobayashi -- I Will Gobble An ENTIRE Turkey! Takeru Kobayashi   Joey Chestnut   Commenting Rules › Advertisement Around The Web ‘The Bachelor’ Ben Higgins And Lauren Bushnell Wedding Cancelled Following Reality Show Disaster Gigi Hadid Lying Totally Naked On A Horse Is Hot AF Kate Upton’s Bare Booty In A See-Through Dress -- Sweet Baby Jesus! TMZ ON TV WATCH FULL EPISODES Watch TMZ on TV: Enter your Zip Code TMZ TV CLIPS French Montana Got A $100k Bday Gift From The Weeknd Lisa Rinna: Check Out My Genes! VIEW ALL VIDEOS » TMZ LIVE! TMZ Live: Mariah & Nick: Not Rollin' In The Dough! HERE'S THE RUNDOWN Blake Shelton: Gay Is Okay! 'Making A Murderer' Release Rejected! T.I.: I'm Accepting Trump! Kim K Robbery: Deja Vu Wednesday's TMZ Live: McGregor vs. Mayweather:… Tuesday's TMZ Live: Blac Chyna: OB/GYN Is A… Monday's TMZ Live: Taylor Swift: The… View All CANCEL AND CLOSE VIEW PAST EPISODES » Find out when TMZ Live is on near you! TMZ Sports Caroline Wozniacki Sun, Buns and Fun On Richard Branson's Island Here's Caroline Wozniacki proving the life of a pro tennis player is super, super tough ... taking the time to go full vacay mode while on Richard Branson's private island. Wozniacki and… Click To View » PHOTO GALLERY Ireland Baldwin's Sheer Beach Shoot View Gallery » Around The Web Big-voiced Dap-Kings soul singer Sharon Jones dies at 60 Jury convicts Massachusetts man who claimed he created Kung Fu Panda Chelsea Handler slams Angelina Jolie again The Bachelor's Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Are 'Better Than Ever' After… Carrie Fisher Reveals Why She Chose Open Up About Harrison Ford Affair Joe Manganiello Says Ben Affleck's 'Batman' Will Surprise Fans! Let's Talk About That Messed-Up Death Penalty In 'Fantastic Beasts' For Just A Minute Jimmy Fallon Gets Super Competitive Playing 'Mario Kart' With NASCAR Stars William H. Macy And Stephen Colbert Call A Family Meeting For America Amber Rose Is Photo’d ADJUSTING HER LEGGINGS For The Camera . . . She Wanted To… SHOCK CLAIM: Beyonce’s Stylist Claims That ‘BECKY WITH THE GOOD HAIR’ . . . Is… Rapper FABOLOUS And Love And Hip Hop’s Emily B Are Officially ON BREAK . . . Check… WWTDD They Don't Give Awards to The Smartest Chicks Andy Cohen's Run Out of Good Stories Martha Hunt Sexy Workout And Shit Around The Web Bring The Party On The Road (Egotastic Store Goodies!) Alexandria Vera Pleads Guilty and Other Fine Things to Ogle Britney Spears And Tinashe Lacy Lingerie For 'Slumber Party' (VIDEO) Tanner and Jade Tolbert's Marriage Hits Another Hurdle Fans Are More Concerned Than Ever About Jana Duggar Derick Dillard Acted 'Inappropriately' at Jinger Dugger and Jeremy Vuolo's Wedding Tyga Body Shames Kylie Over Her Birthday Present To Him :( Confirmed: Nick Cannon is Going to Be a Dad Again Kylie Jenner’s Secret To The Perfect Selfie ABOUT TMZ About TMZ.com Privacy Policy Terms of Use AdChoices TMZ Mobile Alerts CONTACT TMZ Contact Us Send a Hot Tip Careers Advertising Inquiries Media Inquiries SUBSCRIBE Subscribe By clicking "Sign me up!", you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use . FOLLOW TMZ APPS Apple App Store Google Play