Javier Mendez: Past Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson appointments make battle significantly greater
Positive view of coach Khabib Nurmagomedov Javier Mendez
The lead trainer of American Kickboxing Institute in San Jose, Calif. is equipping to help Khabib Nurmagomedov make another guard of his UFC lightweight title on April 18 in the headliner of UFC 249 in the New York precinct of Brooklyn.
Nurmagomedov will confront Tony Ferguson, a man with whom he's very recognizable. Both Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been planned to battle multiple times, having matchups set for "A definitive Contender" 22 Finale in 2015, UFC on FOX 19 of every 2016, UFC 209 out of 2017, and UFC 223 out of 2018. In any case, for each booked session, wounds, weight-cutting issues, and different elements have shielded the two from battling.
Mendez disclosed to MMA Addict: "This is a first for me, I've never had someone that should battle multiple times and out of nowhere, you know, and the manner in which it happened as well, particularly the last one for Tony, man, everything was sauce and he stumbled over a frickin' wire.
Also, you know, he ain't faking nothing. That person is a warrior, man. He ain't faking nothing. So trust me, what happened is an oddity mishap. Also, no doubt, I can perceive any reason why individuals would think this battle is reviled, never intended to be.
All things considered, they have demonstrated that it occurs, correct? Dislike one time, it's been multiple times. So I'm thoroughly considering it will go this time, you know, and I need to trust it will experience, yet it has gone multiple times."
The lightweight matchup among Nurmagomedov and Ferguson has been a long time really taking shape. Each time the session has failed to work out, the contenders have veered off. In any case, force consistently unites them back.
Since they were first reserved to battle in 2015, Nurmagomedov has gone 6-0, getting and twice shielding the UFC 155-pound title. While Ferguson has likewise gone on a 6-0 run, which had him catch the break lightweight title against Kevin Lee en route before being deprived of the belt.
Mendez also said: "They're both on insane win streaks, in case I'm not mixed up, this is the first run through a 12-0 versus 12-0 battle in the UFC, So it has a higher significance and as it should be. Number one champ, number two Tony, you know. So this is the first occasion when you have two individuals on the ascent like this confronting one another and it's been fabricated four or five battles beforehand, so this is greater than any time in recent memory.
You should simply take a gander at the deals. I believe they're sold out and now it's the other auxiliary market, so in the event that you purchase tickets for this occasion, you're not getting the first cost. You're getting the increased valuing, else you're not going to get into that. You're not getting the customary costs for this. It's sold out, so the fans, they imagine this is an extraordinary battle.
As insane as this would sound, Mendez accepts that the entirety of this has occurred which is as it should be.
What's more, you realize what, it resembles things are intended to be like this, he said. They're intended to be and that didn't occur, however now it's greater than it's at any point been. So perhaps it was intended to be that they were going to battle in an a lot greater stage. Furthermore, here we are.
It's the greatest stage for them two, battling each other wasn't implied (at that point). This is the greatest stage ever for them two to battle one another. What's more, perhaps it was intended to be like this, possibly it was intended to be greater than the what it was in those days. What's more, presently we are at the immense stage for them two, So I'd simply rather look on its positive side, you know."