“They Cannot Make 4XL For You Coach” – Khabib Nurmagomedov Has a Hilarious Interaction With His Coach Javier Mendez

Published 10/17/2021, 1:25 AM EDT


Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and MMA coach Javier Mendez recently joked around after a training session.

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Nurmagomedov and Mendez have a great relationship and frequently make fun of each other. In the latest episode between the two, Mendez posted a video on his Instagram, showing Nurmagomedov making fun of his weight.

 

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Founder of American Kickboxing Academy, Mendez, can be seen asking for a Gorilla Fighting T-shirt in the video. Responding to the question, Khabib said, “This is your mistake coach because they cannot make 4 XL. You have to come down to XL. I don’t want to call you a fat guy… but please come down to large, ok X Large but not 4 XL.”

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Coach, trying to defend himself, said that he does 18-6 intermittent fasting. Khabib responded, “Ok, 18 hours you don’t eat, but six hours you don’t stop coach. This is bad.”

The former kickboxer was one of the coaches that helped ‘The Eagle‘ reach the very top of the UFC’s lightweight division. Mendez is known to have coached some of the very best fighters in MMA. In 2015, he became the only trainer to have three fighters holding titles simultaneously.

Relationship between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Javier Mendez

Javier Mendez has trained some of the biggest names in MMA history. The likes of Frank Shamrock, BJ Penn, Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, and Khabib Nurmagomedov have trained under him. He has produced champions but is also known to have a great relationship with his fighters.

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This is not the first time both men have bantered around with each other. Nurmagomedov and Mendez, in the past, have been seen pulling each other’s legs. Earlier this year, a video from the American Kickboxing Academy was posted online in which the former UFC champion made fun of Mendez for not putting in the work.

The videos and the banter between ‘The Eagle’ and Javier are always fun to watch, and it just shows what a great relationship they both have.

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What do you make of the amusing back-and-forth exchanges between the AKA men? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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