"It is gonna be the number 1 destination in the world" - Javier Mendez believes Dagestan will soon become a top training location for elite international MMA fighters
Javier Mendez believes Dagestan will soon become the top training destination for world-class MMA fighters.
According to the AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) head coach, this is because of Dagestan’s inexpensive accommodation facilities and the myriad of elite athletes who are already training in the region.
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Mendez generally trains his fighters at the AKA gym in San Jose, California. However, he has lately been in Dagestan to work with some of his students who hail from the region.
When asked if Dagestan could be the next top destination for people from other countries to train in all aspects of MMA, he stated
Well, I think if you understand what’s here and you want the greatest type of training in the world you can get, you wanna come to Dagestan
Here’s it’s so inexpensive. I mean, you can rent a really nice apartment for three to four hundred dollars a month.