The moving homage that Coach Javier Mendez writes on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s relationship with his cousins Umar and Usman “I have never seen this”

It is true that Khabib Nurmagomedov officially resigned from the sport of boxing in the year 2020; yet, he has remained an important figure for both his teammates and his family.

It is common knowledge that he retains a very good friendship with Islam Makhachev, who holds the title of lightweight champion. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s favorite student was Makhachev, according to Nurmagomedov, who has even declared that Makhachev was his father.

Javier Mendez, the head coach of the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), recently wrote a touching homage about the relationship that exists between Khabib Nurmagomedov and his cousins, Umar and Usman Nurmagomedov.

He is presently rated fourteenth in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where his older brother, Umar Nurmagomedov, competes. According to the Professional Fighters League (PFL), his brother Usman competed in Bellator Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which has since been acquired by the PFL.

For a considerable amount of time, the brothers have been training with their older relative, and this training has resulted in the formation of an unbreakable bond between them. In mixed martial arts (MMA), Khabib Nurmagomedov, Umar, and Usman are all unbeaten, according to Mendez, who attributed their success to the fact that they care about one another.

As he wrote:

“Because of this, these three individuals are a family of Champions. The fact that they are competitive and in a fun environment. In my experience as a coach, I have never witnessed this at any of the other individuals that I have trained who were related to me by blood. Champion athletes in both life and competition, @khabib_nurmagomedov, @usman_nurmagomedov, and @umar_nurmagomedov both. “My heart and family of 🦅🦅🦅 are not permitted to have any chickens 🐔.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is better than Islam Makhachev according to famed MMA coach, Firas Zahabi

Firas Zahabi, who has been Georges St-Pierre’s coach for a long time and who is a former two-division UFC champion, is without a doubt one of the most intelligent people in mixed martial arts. Zahabi went into detail about the contrasts between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev in a video that he uploaded to his channel on YouTube.

The term “Khabib 2.0” has been used by many people to refer to Makhachev, and there has been a controversy for a very long time regarding which lightweight is superior.

The loss that Makhachev suffered against Adriano Martins in 2015 at UFC 192 is the most noticeable difference between the two fighters. Makhachev’s defeat came in the form of a knockout victory. On the other hand, many people believe that the current lightweight champion is a more complete version of “The Eagle.”

Firas Zahabi, in the course of a fan question and answer session on his YouTube channel, addressed the distinctions between the two individuals, stating:

There was no concern on Khabib’s part about being struck. It is for this reason that I believe he is superior to Makhachev. When all is said and done, he is superior to Makhachev. His chin is outrageous and absurd, to begin with. There has never been any indication that he is becoming fatigued at all. Makhachev, on the other hand, became exhausted during Round 5 with Volkanovski and was currently lying on his back. There is no doubt in my mind that Khabib Nurmagomedov is just on a greater level than Makhachev.

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