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  • 4 months ago
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Javier Mendez, the founder and head coach at American Kickboxing Academy, talks about potential future title holders from AKA, the different speed at which Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier progressed as fighters, and if Cain has surpassed Fedor as the sport's greatest heavyweight. American Kickboxing Academy founder and head coach Javier Mendez has long had a sizable contingent of top fighters at AKA. Frank Shamrock, BJ Penn, Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck all trained at his San Jose gym. While AK read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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American Kickboxing Academy head Javier Mendez isn't modest when it comes to prized pupils Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. The pair may be booked at the moment, but they each seem to be a collision course with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Asked for his take on how his fighters stack up with 'Bones,' Mendez sees AKA wins at both heavyweight and 205 pounds. Even with Jones holding a reach advantage of 12.5 inches, Mendez insists that won't be a game-changer against Cormier. "Out of read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Ronda Rousey defended her UFC women’s bantamweight crown Saturday with a first-round stoppage of Sara McMann. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira suffered the second submission loss of his career when Fabricio Werdum caught him with an armbar Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 10. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Vitor Belfort delivered a thrilling finish when he knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8. read news >>

  • a year ago
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In a recent interview on the Sherdog Radio Network “Rewind,” AKA founder and head trainer Javier Mendez spoke candidly about where his camp stands. read news >>

  • a year ago
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After 13 years, 21 fights and a wealth of memorable experience, Javier Vazquez is officially calling it a career. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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One of the biggest spats in MMA right now isn't between a pair of fighters. Former UFC welterweight title contender Josh Koscheck has been more than outspoken about his disdain for Javier Mendez, the founder and head trainer of Koscheck's former gym, American Kickboxing Academy. The feud between the two has spilled over in interviews with Koscheck, on his Twitter account and, most recently, in episodes of the new AKA-based reality show "Fight Factory," which airs on nuvoTV. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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American Kickboxing Academy trainer Javier Mendez didn’t want Daniel Cormier to fight in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Javier Vazquez shows some headlock techniques along side Jitesh Patel at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, Calif. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Javier Vazquez shares some of his incredible windshield-wiper techniques along side Alessandro Ferreira at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, Calif. read news >>

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