Javier Mendez, founder of the famed AKA gym, talks about how former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov imposes strict discipline on his team.
I'll tell you what Khabib does When he sees that the fighters are tired, he introduces a curfew for them. It starts at about 10 p.m.. He can take their phones away. He also has what's called a "prison" in his house. Anybody who does something wrong can go to jail. Khabib is a very strict coach, his father did the same thing.
Khabib had his last fight at UFC 254 in October 2020 against American Justin Gaethje. In that fight, the Russian fighter won by submission in the second round. After that fight, Nurmagomedov announced the end of his professional career.
Khabib made his UFC debut in a fight with an Iranian Kamal Shalorus in January 2012. That fight ended in favor of the Russian by submission in the third round. He has 29 wins and no losses under his belt.