UFC light-weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, has actually died aged 57 following issues triggered by coronavirus.
Abdulmanap, a MMA coach, was required to healthcare facility in Moscow in May, after coronavirus symptoms exacerbated an existing heart condition.
The news of his death was confirmed by Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, on Twitter on Friday.
Khabib is unbeaten in 28 bouts, beating Ireland’s Conor McGregor in 2018.
McGregor used his acknowledgements, tweeting: “The loss of a dad, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport.”
In Might, McGregor said he was “wishing the recovery” of Abdulmanap after learning of his vital condition.
Having been treated initially in his native Dagestan, army veteran Abdulmanap was flown to a military hospital in Moscow when his condition worsened.
The previous wrestler also coached numerous other world champions throughout various battle disciplines, including present UFC fighter Islam Makhachev.
Abdulmanap remained in his kid’s corner last September when Khabib successfully safeguarded his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier.
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