Joey Chestnut, perhaps America’s greatest eating champion is back making the rounds ahead of Coney Island’s famous Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on the 4th of July.

However, don’t expect him to just eat on command. CBS Sports Radio host Damon Amendolara found that out the hard way during his show on Thursday.

While trying to have some fun, Amendolara decided it would be even more fun to make Chestnut gobble down a crazy dog.

Let’s say it didn’t go down too well, and Chestnut was having none of it. Instead, he let it be known that he takes his training seriously.

“I wish I could eat them all, but I can’t really eat tonight,” Chestnut said, via CBS Sports. “I’ve eaten a couple (tonight), but I’m on a pretty strict routine right now. But you can make it and I’ll agree to eat it some other day. I’m not eating tonight.”

He went on to explain it was a cleanse day, but he’d do it for a price.

“I can look at it and critique it,” Chestnut said. “I hate to be a Debbie Downer. It’s pretty much a cleanse day because I’m getting ready. Tomorrow we’ll have to eat one for media, (but) it’s the end of the night, brother. You’re not putting anything in me unless you’re paying me big. You’re not that cute.”

Eventually he played along taking a few bites of a dog to be a good sport.

However, the dog he ate? Try a S’Mores dogs with graham crackers, chocolate syrup and marshmallows.

Sounds yummy compared to 60-plus regular hot dogs and buns in just a few days, no?

[CBS Sports]

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