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.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (1962-2020)
The UFC household sends its sincerest condolences to the Nurmagomedov household on the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. pic.twitter.com/SPpynZ2xJC
— UFC (@ufc) July 3, 2020
The lack of a father, a coach, and a devoted supporter of the game. Condolences and relaxation in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 3, 2020
Simply heard information about Khabib’s father. My crew is gutted. We admire and respect each of them a lot. Peace be with you my brother
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) July 3, 2020
Very sorry to listen to of the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A genius of fight sports activities and absolute inspiration to so many up and coming fighters. Sadly solely getting into his prime of teaching such a loss and tragedy. RIP and greatest needs to his household throughout this troublesome time 🙏🏽
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) July 3, 2020
So heartbreaking to listen to this information of the Legend Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. I’m very sorry @TeamKhabib You’re dad handed with a coronary heart stuffed with satisfaction realizing you’ll keep on his legacy.
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) July 3, 2020
My condolences to the Nurmagomedov household and the champ @TeamKhabib
I met Mr. ABDULMANAP as soon as and his prescence alone demanded respect and self-discipline. I can see how cherished and admired he was by all. 🙏❤️ https://t.co/uqCeOmxemv
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) July 3, 2020
Deeply saddened to listen to this information. My coronary heart goes out to the ever-classy champion @TeamKhabib and his household. I’ll always remember that second between father and son within the Octagon at UFC 242 final fall. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/ICDBq7C5zD
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) July 3, 2020
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.