Makhachev's trainer explained why he was happy with Holloway's win over Gatji

Head coach of AKA Hall Javier Mendes does not hide that he was pleased with the defeat of Justin Gaethje in the fight with Max Holloway. According to the specialist, the former interim UFC lightweight champion posed the greatest threat to his charge, the holder of a full title in the same division Islam Makhachev.

"For me, the most dangerous opponent stylistically is Justin Gaethje. It's because of his wrestling skills and well placed striking. He's really good. That's the truth.

Everyone has a different skill set. I think he's the biggest threat to us. But now, Justin will probably never be the center of attention for us again. So there's no need to discuss him as a potential threat anymore," MMA News quoted the specialist as saying.