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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, dies age 57


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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, dies age 57

Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father and coach AbdulmanapUFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, has died aged 57 following complications caused by coronavirus. Abdulmanap, an MMA coach, was taken to hospital in Moscow in May, after coronavirus symptoms exacerbated an existing heart condition.The news of his death was confirmed by Khabib’s manager, Ali…

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, dies age 57
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father and coach Abdulmanap

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, external-link 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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