UFC 242 Primer: Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov Spar, Javier Mender Heap Praise on Champ’s Father

"Anatomy of a Fighter" has shared out another video that documents Khabib Nurmagomedov's camp for UFC 242, and the latest episode features Javier Mendez heaping praise on the champ's father and coach, Abdulmanap.

Fans who have followed the career of Khabib Nurmagomedov know that his father played a pivotal role in guiding the undefeated fighter to where he’s at. In the latest “Anatomy of a Fighter”, Khabib’s longtime striking coach, Javier Mendez, heaps praise on Khabib’s father and main coach, Abdulmanap.

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In the latest video shared out by “Anatomy of a Fighter”, cameras are on hand as Khabib and his team prepare in Dubai for UFC 242. As you surely know, Nurmagomedov is set to face interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier at the event, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi.

Abdulmanap is cageside as Khabib gets some more sparring in, and the video also features Mendez crediting the champ’s father for the role he’s played in the star’s career.

You can check it out below. Click here to see another episode of the series that features Khabib sparring.

UFC 242 line-up

Here is the line-up for next Saturday’s, September 7th card in Abu Dhabi (via Bloody Elbow).

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Don Madge
Puna Soriano vs. Adam Yandiev

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