Khabib Nurmagomedov is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters to ever step into the octagon. The Russian lightweight who is a former UFC champion has amassed an undefeated registration of 29-0 which includes big wins over Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier and many more.
After having a tremendous fighting career, Khabib made the transition to becoming a trainer and did extremely well in that aspect. This was possible thanks to the guidance of his trainer AKA Javier Mendez and a great teammate in the form of Daniel Cormier.
So needless to say, the Russian lightweight is aiming to achieve the same kind of success as a trainer as he did as a fighter. Khabib Nurmagomedov posted a video on his YouTube channel which showcases his life as a fighter and trainer. In this episode, Khabib’s coach Javier Mendez tells an interesting story of The Eagle’s first coaching experience.
“We work the first corner together and we go there and it’s like blah blah blah and I haven’t heard a word. I didn’t have a word. After the fight he became a trainer, how did I do. I’m fine you did well except you didn’t let me talk. I couldn’t say anything. It goes oh sorry.
Main credit goes to trainer Javier Mendez for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s evolution as an unstoppable force in the UFC as he helped improve The Eagle’s decision-making in fights.
Coach Javier Mendez impressed with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s growth as a coach
Javier Mendez who is the head coach of AKA is undoubtedly one of the best coaches in MMA history. Former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is also on his way to becoming a great trainer and Mendez is very confident that the Russian can reach new heights.
While speaking on Khabib’s Legacy series, Javier said he was impressed with The Eagle’s growth as a trainer and feels he doesn’t have to explain much about fighter orientation.
It goes without saying that receiving praise from such an established coach surely means that Khabib is doing very well as a coach and his results speak volumes about his growth. He has coached nine different fighters since retiring from the sport and has a 94% win rate.
Let us know in the comments section your thoughts on The Eagle’s training capabilities.