- Khabib Nurmagomedov coached three victorious fighters on Saturday’s UFC 267 show.
- With Javier Mendez, he oversaw wins for Tagir Ulanbekov, Zubaira Tukhogov, and Islam Makhachev.
- Nurmagomedov finished his fighting career unbeaten and is also undefeated as a coach right now.
Nurmagomedov’s teammates, who are also overseen by American Kickboxing Academy founder Javier Mendez, include Tagir Ulanbekov, Zubaira Tukhogov, and Islam Makhachev.
All three were victorious Saturday, with Ulanbekov defeating Allan Nascimento by split decision, Tukhogov scoring a unanimous decision over Ricardo Ramos, and Makhachev weaving his MMA magic to submit Dan Hooker.
The referee had to intervene in the first round of Makhachev’s lightweight fight over Hooker, as the New Zealand striker refused to tap to his kimura hold, and presumably could have had his arm broken without action.
It was the same technique Nurmagomedov used to submit Michael Johnson at UFC 2015 five years ago.
Unbeaten as a fighter and as a coach
Nurmagomedov went on to build a pro MMA record of 29 wins without defeat, stopping 19 of those opponents.
He defeated a gauntlet run of elite lightweights including Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje.
Since retiring following his triangle choke submission over Gaethje, Nurmagomedov has followed in his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s footsteps into mentoring and coaching.
Like fighting, Nurmagomedov is undefeated in coaching as he moves to a 7-0 record following the UFC 267 wins.