“Put your phone away”- Coach Javier Mendez warns ‘assistant coach’ Khabib Nurmagomedov against watching videos during training

Khabib Nurmagomedov plays with his coach Javier Mendez from time to time, and he recently posted a video of Khabib using his phone in training.

Javier Mendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov
Javier Mendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the former UFC lightweight champion, The Dagestani dominated the lightweight scene all throughout his career, and he retired with a perfect record of 29-0. Khabib’s relentless wrestling was unmatched, and the level of domination we saw from his is unmatched.

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A part of Khabib’s success of owed to Javier Mendez. Mendez is the founder of American Kickboxing Academy, and he produced many world champions throughout his career. Mendez really helped Khabib become an all-rounded fighter, and the friendly banter between these two is a sight to watch.

Khabi retired from MMA, and he started working out with his team from Dagestan as a coach, they train at AKA, and he is very close to his former coach, Javier Mendez. Mendez usually posts video of Khabib, and they always go back-and-forth with friendly banters, Mendez recently posted a video from his Instagram account, and he scolded Khabib for using phone while being in the gym.

Javier Mendez called Khabib Nurmagomedov the “Instagram gangster” for disrupting his training

Islam Makhachev, Javier Mendez, and Khabib Nurmagadov
Islam Makhachev, Javier Mendez, and Khabib Nurmagadov

Khabib was apparently using phone in between practice, and Mendez was quick to shoot the whole incident. Mendez called Khabib an “Instagram gangster” and he blamed me for interrupting their session. The whole situation turned into a laughter stock, but we are just glad we got see these two together. Both of them are currently helping Islam Makhachev prepare for his fight against Islam Makhachev.

Thei main motive is to bring the lightweight belt back in the camp, and Mendez predicted that Islam will win this belt by the end of this year. In his interview with Helen Yee, he said, In a perfect world, Islam Makhachev is gonna win his fight and he is going to win the title.”

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