Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach, Javier Mendez, joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to break down UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Mendez describes being involved with the weight cut, the fight vs. Dustin Poirier and how Khabib’s father played a role. (10:27) Mendez adds that Tony Ferguson deserves the next shot at the UFC lightweight title and how (12:24) “the bridge is broken” between Khabib and Conor McGregor. (14:47) Mendez also doesn’t see Daniel Cormier’s loss to Stipe Miocic being his last fight.
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