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Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am

Coach Javier Mendez gives update on Cain Velasquez’s condition

Cain Velasquez is one of the greatest heavyweights alive. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been very active over the last few years, as he’s been sidelined by a hellish procession of injuries. Velasquez’s latest injury issue pertained to his back. Though he recently went under the knife to correct this issue, his coach Javier Mendez claims the...

Aug 14, 2017 7:15 am

Coach Javier Mendez: Daniel Cormier is “at a crossroads” in his fighting career

On July 29, in the main event of the stacked UFC 214, then UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempted to defend his title against his fiercest rival in former champion Jon Jones. Though Cormier put forth a valiant effort, he was ultimately flattened by a Jones head-kick in the third, and polished off by...

Sep 14, 2016 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 6 – Javier Mendez “This is the Dream Gym”

[ooyala code=”w3cjB2NTE6xqg4QOjbgIli_0Y76IA_Hw” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1920″ height=”1080″] Former top ranked UFC welterweight standout Mike Swick has had a bit of a career resurgence as a coach at ‘AKA Thailand’, which AKA founder Javier Mendez believes to be “the dream gym.” The ‘Real Quick’ web series follows Swick through life in Thailand as the head coach of...

Oct 10, 2015 10:31 am

Javier Mendez Breaks Down Cain vs. Werdum II — ‘We don’t change anything for this fight’

[ooyala code=”dyMWJrdzpJjPSYae48a_R6VRFx14t5WK” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] AKA head coach, Javier Mendez isn’t happy about how things turned out for Cain Velasquez in Mexico City. And while the coach takes full responsibility for the issues his fighter had in that bout, he doesn’t plan on changing anything for the pending rematch. Who takes Velasquez vs....

Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Fightland: Javier Mendez

Leader of the world renowned American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendes, took some time to talk about his team with the good guys over at Fightland.

May 23, 2013 11:22 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 5/22/13: JAVIER MENDEZ, MIKE PYLE, KJ NOONS (FULL REPLAY)

Last Night BJPENN.COM RADIO returned to the airwaves with a ‘all UFC 160’ guest panel. First up was AKA boss Javier Mendez. Mendez has three fighters on this weekend’s UFC 160 fight card including evening headliner Cain Velasquez. Second up was UFC 160 welterweight Mike Pyle who gave the guys the dirt on fight week...

May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CAIN VELASQUEZ COACH, JAVIER MENDEZ

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by head coach over at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez. Mendez has two fighters on this weekends UFC 160 card, one of which is UFC heavyweight champion,...

Apr 1, 2013 11:22 am

Javier Mendez: BJ Penn Was Incredible To Teach

“B.J. got introduced to me through Bobby Southworth, who was friends with B.J. when B.J. started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Ralph Gracie’s in Mountain View. But, he came to me to train because he knew I trained Frank Shamrock. B.J. was incredible to teach. Everything I taught him, he picked it up as though he...

May 22, 2013 4:19 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT WITH COACH MENDEZ, PYLE AND NOONS

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS SET TO GO LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT TONIGHT WITH AN ALL UFC 160 GUEST PANEL. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by AKA head coach, Javier Mendez, UFC welterweight Mike Pyle and debuting UFC lightweight, KJ Noons. Tune in here at 5:00 to catch the live...

Mar 10, 2017 10:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov may be retiring early after UFC 209

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was set to return to the Octagon at UFC 209 to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight championship. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was pulled from the fight the morning of weigh-ins after he was hospitalized. Fortunately, following the incident, UFC President Dana White stated that Nurmagomedov would be...

Mar 10, 2017 9:32 am

Cain Velasquez ‘rarely’ training according to coach, won’t fight soon

To close out 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looked to build momentum on his UFC 200 win over Travis Browne, which returned him to the win column following his UFC 188 loss to Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez was set to step into the Octagon for a rematch with Werdum, to determine the heavyweight #1...

Jan 6, 2017 10:31 am

Cain Velasquez undergoes successful surgery

Late last month, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez was forced out of a planned rematch with Fabricio Werdum with a back injury. Velasquez has now undergone a successful surgery to correct that injury. News of Velasquez’s successful surgery comes from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who spoke with Velasquez’s coach, Javier Mendez. “He had successful...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Oct 14, 2016 11:31 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 7 – Body Mutilation At The Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Former top ranked UFC welterweight Mike “Quick” Swick has recently enjoyed a bit of a career resurgence as a coach at AKA Thailand, a Phuket-based satellite of the original American Kickboxing Academy location in San Jose, California. Under Swick’s leadership, this Phuket facility has been referred to by AKA founder Javier Mendez as “the dream gym.” The...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Aug 16, 2016 10:55 am

Exclusive Video | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 4 – Anastasia Yankova gets cauliflower ear drained

[ooyala code=”poNTljNTE6zJ01kNz_uu9RXNcq53TdDL” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1920″ height=”1080″ autoplay=”true”] BJPENN.COM has teamed up with UFC Veteran Mike “Quick” Swick to give you an inside look at what it’s like at AKA Thailand. In this exclusive episode of “Real Quick with Mike Swick,” model turned fighter Anastasia Yankova gets her cauliflower ear drained. Javier Mendez of AKA also...

Jan 25, 2016 9:24 am

Chris Weidman on Herb Dean at UFC 194 Loss: ‘He did a good job’

Former champ Chris Weidman gives his point of view on the stoppage that ended his title reign as middleweight champ at UFC 194. The Rockhold camp and Javier Mendez felt that the fight needed to be stopped much sooner. Weidman sits down with MMA hour to discuss the stoppage, a -quote via MMA Fighting.com-: “I...

Dec 10, 2015 11:34 pm

WATCH! UFC 194 Embedded episode 3 – Conor McGregor always working on new movements

Check out UFC 194 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3 featuring the UFC featherweight interim champion Conor McGregor, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and title contender Luke Rockhold. From the video description: “On Episode 3 of UFC 194 Embedded, the stars of the fight card venture to Las Vegas. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman consults with his...

Sep 29, 2015 3:33 am

Coach: ‘Cormier Deserves More Credit Than What He’s Getting’

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title for the first time at this Saturday’s UFC 192, when he takes on Alexander Gustafsson. Ahead of that scrap, Cormier’s coach, Javier Mendez, recently talked on The MMA Hour and said that he thinks the champ isn’t exactly getting the credit he deserves as the...

Sep 15, 2015 5:22 pm

Ten Time BJJ World Champion Ready To Start MMA Career

Watch out MMA fighters, here comes a ten time BJJ World Champion. Marcus Almeida, or “Buchecha” as he’s more commonly known, is ready to make the move over to mixed martial arts and plans to do so asap. Buchecha told Combate that after suffering a knee injury, which kept him out of this years ADCC,...

Aug 25, 2015 2:17 pm

AKA Coach Takes Responsibility For Cain’s Loss: ‘I Failed At My Job’

[ooyala code=”xsazBmdjpnbNG4OCyqDfUvlBM700o40k” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”640″ height=”360″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is well known for being a cardio-machine inside the octagon. The Mexican-American fighter is often able to push a pace that his opponents simply can’t match, which eventually causes them to crumble beneath him. However, that was not the case in Cain’s...

Jul 16, 2015 4:16 pm

Mike “Quick” Swick Announces His Retirement After UFC 189 Loss

After over ten years of fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Mike “Quick” Swick has chosen to retire. Swick was one of the many UFC main-stays that took part in the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. While he was bested by the likes of Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin in the competition, he spent...

Jun 12, 2015 12:18 pm

Cain Velasquez: ‘I Don’t Need To Talk, I’ll Show Werdum What I Can Do’

UFC heavyweight champion of the world Cain Velasquez is ready to go to war against the interim champion Fabricio Werdum, this Saturday in Mexico City. The AKA fighter talked to our own Layzie The Savage about the fight itself and what threats his Brazilian opponent possess . Do I think [Fabricio Werdum] is the most dangerous...

Jun 10, 2015 1:41 pm

Coach: 25-Minutes With Cain Will Be A JDS Type Beating For Werdum

“By saying a zero chance, it’s not an actual statement. I’m saying he has little chance. The bottom line is from what I viewed of the Mark Hunt fight [at UFC 180], Mark Hunt was beating him in the stand-up the first round, thrashing him somewhat on the ground…is Mark Hunt some great jiu-jitsu guy?...

Jun 8, 2015 2:41 pm

Rothwell: ‘I Doubt Velasquez Will Fight the Same Once PED Testing Starts’

Ben Rothwell is basking in the glory of his win from Saturday night when he dominated “Meathead” Matt Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 68. Rothwell cut an interview after the fight which put the entire heavyweight division on blast, and he vowed he would become the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Rothwell has his sights set on...