The MMA world is in mourning after the passing of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dad, Abdulmanap this week.

A vastly revered determine, Abdulmanap died in Moscow on Thursday. 

Abdulmanap had been in hospital since Could after contracting the coronavirus. 

The 59-year-old later had coronary heart surgical procedure and is reported to have handed away resulting from problems with the coronavirus. 

Abdulmanap was the guiding drive in his son’s stand up the UFC’s light-weight rankings, and had helped launch the careers of many different Dagestani fighters. 

Tributes flowed for Abdulmanap after the information of his passing was confirmed. 

Khabib hasn’t but commented publicly on his father’s passing. 

The dominant light-weight champion was scheduled to combat Tony Ferguson earlier this 12 months, however was compelled out of the bout resulting from journey restrictions round COVID-19. 

His final Octagon outing was a one-sided win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 final 12 months. Previous to that he received the 155-pound belt with a fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor in 2018. 

He was loosely scheduled to combat interim champion Justin Gaethje in a unification bout later this 12 months.