The announcement of the latest passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father to UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has despatched a wave of mourning by way of a lot of the MMA group. The longtime coach and mentor to one of many UFC’s most prodigious skills was clearly greater than only a driving pressure for his son’s profession. Alongside Khabib, the 2 males helped convey Dagestan’s lengthy historical past of martial arts additional out onto the world stage.

The Eagles MMA camp not solely launched the profession of the ‘Eagle’ himself, however fellow UFC fighters Islam Makhachev, Umar Nurmagomedov, Tagir Ulanbekov, and Abubakar Nurmagomedov—in addition to creating many different younger skills from across the area. Past these fighters who benefited from Abdulmanap’s direct tutelage, nevertheless, it’s clear that his presence within the MMA world had a far reaching impression. And the outpouring of help from athletes, coaches, and different figures across the sport upon the information of his loss of life has been sturdy.