Islam Makhachev's coach Javier Mendez is expecting another lengthy battle when the UFC lightweight champion faces featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski in a short-notice rematch at UFC 294, but said that, when considering the matchup, his man holds all the aces.
Javier Mendez hopes Islam Makhachev settles ‘unfinished business’ with Alexander Volkanovski after UFC 294
UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev may have his sights set on double-champ status after UFC 294, but his head coach admits that he'd love to see his charge settle some unfinished business first.
AKA head coach Javier Mendez: Tom Aspinall is ‘100 million percent going to be the future heavyweight champion’
Tom Aspinall's performances inside the Octagon have won plaudits from a wide range of sources, from media to fighters to coaches. And one of the sport's most respected coaching voices has lent his weight to the growing hype around the English contender.
Javier Mendez hails Charles Oliveira’s ‘un-freaking-believable’ performance at UFC 289, says he ‘earned’ rematch with Islam Makhachev
Charles Oliveira’s first-round finish of Beneil Dariush at UFC 289 delivered a statement of intent to reigning champ Islam Makhachev, and the Russian’s coach admitted he was impressed with what he saw.
Coach Javier Mendez talks Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Green, admits losing title shot to Conor McGregor would be unfair
Islam Makhachev may have a new opponent for his main event assignment at UFC Fight Night 202 on Saturday night, but the Russian's coach says the stakes remain the same ahead of fight night.