AKA Founder & head trainer, friend, and business partner of Mike, Javier Mendez, Skypes in for a very special spotlight on UFC Lightweight Islam Makhachev! He and Mike talk all about his first impression of Islam, changing strategy against Thiago Moises at the last minute, Islam's upcoming fight with RDA, the main difference between Islam and Khabib, the reason Khabib still trains with his teammates, how Islam is handling stardom, the humble beginnings of Team Eagles at AKA, bonus footage of Islam Makhachev, and so much more! Be sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell for notifications so you can watch all of our Podcasts, Headlines, and Recaps as soon as they are released!
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0:00 Islam could win a championship fight right now!
5:04 The last-minute strategy behind Islam's win over Thiago Moises
9:53 This is the main difference between Khabib and Islam
13:14 Javier's first impression of Islam compared to now
17:44 Stardom isn't going to Islam's head
21:04 Team Eagles' humble beginnings at AKA
25:12 Javier's Instagram provides a great look at Islam's personality
26:40 The reason why Khabib still trains with his teammates
28:22 Father's Plan has never failed
32:56 Both in and out of the cage, Islam will follow in Khabib's footsteps
39:25 Bonus footage of Islam courtesy of Coach Javier Mendez!
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Mike Swick is a 15-time UFC veteran and a former top contender in two weight divisions. He is also the founder and CEO of the AKA Thailand super gym in Phuket, as well as the owner of Swick Savage™ and Savage Life Media™.
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Guest: Javier Mendez
Produced & Directed by: Mike Swick
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