Petr Yan (right) with his coach John Hutchinson in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 251. Photo: @johnboyboxing
Petr Yan (right) with his coach John Hutchinson in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 251. Photo: @johnboyboxing

UFC 251: Petr Yan destined to be world champ from day one, says coach – now comes moment of truth for ‘No Mercy’

  • Six years ago Russia’s Yan turned up at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket and couldn’t even communicate with boxing coach John Hutchinson – ‘but we didn’t need it’
  • ‘I wrote down in my notes from that day that he’d be world champion and I actually showed him that here in Abu Dhabi to remind him how far he has come’

Petr Yan (right) with his coach John Hutchinson in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 251. Photo: @johnboyboxing
Petr Yan (right) with his coach John Hutchinson in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 251. Photo: @johnboyboxing
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