Coach: Nurmagomedov 'is the best lightweight there has ever been'

Coach: Nurmagomedov 'is the best lightweight there has ever been'

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is the best lightweight there has ever been, his coach, Javier Mendez said.

Mendez sees Nurmagomedov work every day and believes he’s already made his mark in MMA history, despite the lack of widespread public acclaim.

"To me, Khabib is the best lightweight there has ever been. By the time he’s done, he’s going to be considered one of the greatest of all-time," Yahoo sports cited him as saying.

Mendez has coached Nurmagomedov since 2012, and said he’s dominated every sparring session he’s ever taken.

Nurmagomedov will face Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC 219 on December 30 at T-Mobile Arena.

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