If you want to become the best, then you’ve got to spend time with the best. You have to learn from them, listen to their advice and apply it; and, if you’re a martial artist, then you also have to train with them.
Belal Muhammad understands that well. The UFC welterweight fighter trains regularly with Islam Makhachev, as well as with the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
However, Khabib doesn’t just serve as an occasional training partner; he is more of a coach to Belal.
In a recent “Remember The Show” appearance, Muhammad shared what it’s like to train with and to be coached by “The Eagle”:
We [himself and Islam Makhachev] are doing a lot of grappling together. Feeling his strength, feeling his work… Just the way, you know, being in the room with these guys – it’s different.
Because after every practice, Khabib sits everybody down and he’s telling you what you did wrong. This way, everybody’s knowing what your problems are, what your issues are… It just holds you kind of more accountable for everything.
So, it’s cool to see the way they do things and you understand why they’re all so good too. And why they’re always getting better.
You may watch the rest of this Remember The Show episode on the video below: