Moscow (AFP) – The daddy and former coach of Russian Combined Martial Arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov has died at 57 after contracting coronavirus, Chechen chief Ramzan Kadyrov introduced on Friday.

“I’ve obtained unhappy information, buddies, that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has left this world,” Kadyrov wrote on Telegram messenger, saying he was expressing the condolences of the “entire Chechen individuals.”

The fighter’s father was first hospitalised in April in his native North Caucasus area of Dagestan and was later transferred to a Moscow clinic.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the 31-year-old UFC light-weight champion, in Could urged individuals in Dagestan, one of many areas hardest hit by the pandemic, to be “disciplined” and “hearken to our medical doctors.”

This week he posted an image of his tracksuited father at a coaching session on Instagram with the caption “Father” as followers mentioned they have been praying for his restoration.

Per week in the past the fighter had given an interview to Russian tv, saying that his father not had the virus however was nonetheless in intensive care with harm to his kidneys and coronary heart. He mentioned he was visiting each day though his father was not capable of converse to him.

The fighter was because of give a press convention on Saturday that has now been cancelled.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov educated quite a few champions in judo and the Russian martial arts self-discipline sambo.

He started instructing his son combating strikes from the age of three, Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid reported.

In 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a televised assembly with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father, saying that the fighter didn’t deserve harsh punishment for a post-fight brawl.