Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently gearing up to take on talented knockout artist Conor McGregor. Now the Dagestan native’s coach has seemingly voiced some critical words concerning Nurmagomedov’s sparring ahead of the fight.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has yet to lose a single round in his 26 fight career. That being said, “The Eagle” fights from a decorated Sambo background with a heavy focus on his high octane pacing and talented wrestling.
“Notorious,” on the other hand, is a massive knockout artist, having rendered UFC featherweight legend Jose Aldo unconscious within a stunning 13 seconds. Consequently, it would appear that AKA head coach Javier Mendez now has Khabib Nurmagomedov working on his striking.
Taking to Instagram, “The Eagle” has come forward to reveal that Javier Mendez was not too happy following a recent sparring session. Check it out below.
“Coach, today you closed me in the octagon with a 5 round and in each round I let on fresh opponents, and you say I did a bad job? What’s wrong with you coach ? Thats why we on top of the business”
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will fight in the main event of UFC 229 on Oct. 6. The event will be featured live on pay-per-view.