UFC 228: Coach Believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is “Never Going to Lose”
By FCF Staff
The consensus in MMA is that it’s typically a matter of time before a fighter takes a loss, but Khabib Nurmagomedov’s striking coach, Javier Mendez, doesn’t see the UFC’s lightweight champ ever losing.
Nurmagomedov is preparing to face former champ, Conor McGregor, at UFC 228, October 6th. Recently Mendez was a guest on the Eurobash podcast, and he had this to say about Nurmagomedov (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I’m of the belief that Khabib’s mental strength is so strong that I personally feel that he’s never going to lose,” Mendez said. “I really don’t — I don’t think he’s ever going to lose. He’s going to find whatever he needs to do to win, whether he does it my way or does it his way, he’s going to find a way to win and that’s just what he does.”
The 29 year-old Nurmagomedov has gone 26-0 to date in pro MMA, and 10-0 in the UFC. The renowned grappler laid claim to the vacated, lightweight title in April by earning a decision win over Al Iaquinta.