MMA's greatest coaches:- The men behind Khabib Nurmagomedov, jorge masvidal, kamaru usman and others

All great fighters have one thing in common. An equally good coach. Having a good coach can turn mediocre fighters into world-beaters. Today we take a look at a few coaches who not only coached some of the best in the sport but also left a lasting legacy. 


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Javier Mendez

Mendez has coached some of the very best out of his gym American Kick Boxing Academy. Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Cain Velasquez to name a few. 

Mike Brown 

American Top Team is stacked with some incredibly talented fighters and coaches. However, Mike Brown stands out in his coaching as he has over the past few years coached some of the very best including Jorge Masvidal and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. 

Trevor Wittman 

Wittman is the coach to two of the current champions in the UFC. Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas and also coaches the likes of Justin Gaethje. 

Rafael Cordeiro 

King's MMA head coach Rafael Cordeiro coaches the likes of Kelvin Gastelum, Marvin Vettori among others. He has also coached the likes of Mike Tyson, Cris Cyborg among other great fighters. 

Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn

JacksonWink MMA head coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn have coached the likes of Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Carlos Condit among others. 

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