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  • 28 days ago
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier had been training hard for 23 minutes when the accident happened. It was a sparring day, and Cormier was planning on 25 hard minutes in preparation for his January title fight against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. He'd gone three rounds, and then four. He was tired. But by the middle of his fifth and final sparring round, Cormier was still fired up. Sensing a lack of effort on the part of his training partner, Cormier urged him to come forward, softly at read news >>

  • a month ago
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American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez discusses his star heavyweight pupil’s recent injury, and whether this impacts his quest to become the greatest of all time. read news >>

  • a month ago
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American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez talks about Cain Velasquez's knee injury and other upcoming AKA-related fights. read news >>

  • a month ago
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With the news that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had suffered a knee injury in training, thus forcing him off his big main event title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico City, the questions over his ability to stay healthy came flaring up again. Velasquez last fought at UFC 166 in Houston in October 2013, when he defended his title in a trilogy fight with Junior dos Santos. In that fight he suffered a shoulder injury that kept him shelved for an extended period of time, a read news >>

  • a month ago
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The MMA Hour is back in your life on Tuesday. Below is a rundown of this week's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez will talk about Cain Velasquez's knee injury and other upcoming AKA-related fights. 1:25 p.m. -- Luke Rockhold will preview his Nov. 7 showdown against Michael Bisping in Sydney. 1:45 p.m. -- MMA legend Wallid Ismail will discuss the upcoming Jungle Fight documentary and more. 2:05 p.m. -- Eddie Alvarez will look back at his UFC debut and ahea read news >>

  • 7 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 >>

  • 7 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 >>

  • a year ago
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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL – In just his second UFC bout, Daniel Sarafian fought like he had dinner reservations he didn’t want to miss. After quickly taking Eddie Mendez to the mat, Sarafian wasted no time in locking up an arm-triangle choke. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Eddie Mendez has been to a few gyms. But there was something about Reign MMA that just felt like home. When UFC veteran Mark Munoz welcomed him with open arms, it went a long way for the California-based middleweight. read news >>

  • a year ago
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"TUF: Brazil" vet Daniel Sarafian has bumped into his next opponent, Eddie Mendez, more than a few times prior to UFC on FUEL TV 10. For some fighters, that's a cue to mean-mug or get bent out of shape. But not for Sarafian. read news >>

  • a year ago
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MMAjunkie.com Radio returns today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC on FUEL TV 10 fighters Daniel Sarafian, Jason High, Mike Wilkinson, Eddie Mendez and Anthony Smith. We also stream the WSOF 3 media call. 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 >>

  • 2 years ago
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A light heavyweight confrontation between Nick Penner and Eddie Mendez has been added to the UFC on FX 6 fight bill. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The UFC reconfigured another bout for UFC on FX 6, which also serves as the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, the first Australian version of the TUF franchise. read news >>

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