‘He Would Have to Get Voted by Everybody’- Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Former Coach on Jake Paul Coming to Train With His Team

Published 01/11/2022, 8:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 06: Jake Paul speaks during a news conference to promote his Showtime pay-per-view boxing event against Tommy Fury at Resorts World Las Vegas on November 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul will face Fury in an eight-round cruiserweight bout, at a 192-pound catchweight, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Jake Paul has made himself a big name in the world of combat sports. The internet celebrity turned boxer has now beaten the former UFC world champion, Tyron Woodley, not once, but twice. Ever since his win against Woodley, the fighter has been trying to beef with many UFC fighters. Paul even called out Dana White and offered to fight him. 

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Recently, The Schmo interviewed Javier Mendez, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s former coach, and asked him about Jake Paul coming in to train at his gym.

 

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To that, Javier Mendez replied,” It could happen. But like anybody you know, we have to go through all the coaches and all the fighters that are here. And anybody that’s a famous athlete like him, you know, they will go through the routine that everybody does. So he would have to get voted by everybody. Not everybody. If there’s one person in particular that doesn’t want him here for that particular reason, he can’t be here. So everybody would have to vote.”

Javier Mendez, a coach for Khabib Nurmagomedov, is now coaching many other fighters such as Islam Makhachev and Zubaira Tukhugov. The Schmo handed out a prize to him for the success that Islam Makhachev has experienced in 2021.

Makhachev had a fantastic 2021. He has won three fights and beat the likes of Dan Hooker, Thiago Moises, and Drew Dober.

Javier Mendez reveals his conversation with Jake Paul

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In his interview with The Schmo, Mendez revealed that even though Jake Paul and he had a conversation on text, ‘The Problem Child’ never asked to come and train with him.

Mendez said, “First of all, he’s never asked. Now what he’s done is he’s marketed himself out there beautifully… I sent him a text of encouragement, a heartfelt message. I felt it was the right type of message to send because it was legit and he, in turn, gave me a great return favor by talking about training with us.”

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“No matter who you are, it could be the greatest fight or whatever. You still have to go through the team to get consent to train with us. So that’s what we’ve always done. “

Do you think Jake Paul will ever train under the great Javier Mendez? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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