Joey Chestnut wins July 4th hot dog eating contest again

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Joey Chestnut, who is known as ``Jaws'' is the hot dog earing king once again.

Chestnut gobbled down 71 hotdogs to win his 12th title at Nathan's Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

In front of a crowd of fans and facing 17 opponents, the California native came close but didn't manage to beat his own record of 74 dogs, set last year.

Chestnut says he's disappointed to not break his record, but plans to try again next year.