In an interview with the Post, three-time Mustard belt champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut attempts to intimidate anyone looking to claim the title. Apparently the competitive eater has only gotten sick once in his career, during a Vienna sausage-eating contest. He said, "They had the gelatinous little nasty ones, the ones that come in a can. That's when I figured out I needed to practice with the food." He also says he prepping for a surprise appearance by arch-rival Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi, who said he will not compete due to contractual issues. Chestnut says, "I don't trust him. This is not too different from his ploy three years ago—he said he had a hurt jaw and might not compete."