Mendes sees Khabib as a three-division UFC champion

Javier Mendes, former coach of Khabib Nurmagomedov, is confident that the fighter was able to become the UFC champion in three weight categories.

"Khabib 100% could (beat Du Plessis - note), Khabib had the data to take belts in three weights: lightweight, welterweight and middleweight. At welterweight, I don't know, but he would definitely give a tough fight to all these guys, if not beat them all at all. It's not like we're talking about some average person in Khabib's face, this is a special athlete with bear-like strength and tremendous mental strength. There wasn't a single obstacle that Khabib didn't tear down if he needed to," Mendes stated.