There’s nonetheless no phrase on when UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to motion following the demise of his father and coach Abdulmanap in early July, but it surely appears to be like just like the Dagestani fighter is again to coaching.
Photographs showing on social media confirmed Khabib sparring in a hoop with gloves and shin pads.
They’re the primary photographs we’ve seen of Nurmagomedov within the gymnasium since a video shared two days earlier than his father’s demise.
There’s been numerous hypothesis for the reason that passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov resulting from COVID-19 problems as to what the longer term may maintain for Khabib. An anticipated combat with Justin Gaethje for UFC 253 in September was taken off the schedule and changed with Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa for the middleweight strap. UFC president Dana White additionally mentioned the promotion doesn’t plan to place any stress or circumstances on Nurmagomedov defending his title quickly.
“I don’t assume he’s preventing this 12 months, truthfully,” Cormier mentioned just lately. “And it’s going to take numerous power from a really sturdy man for Khabib to be again within the octagon, ever. I simply know what Abdulmanap meant to him, and I do know that this was their journey collectively. I hope he fights, however I don’t know … And if he does, I simply don’t know the way lengthy he’ll be round. Perhaps he fights and honors his father with one other large and unbelievable efficiency.”
What do you assume, Maniacs? If you happen to had a thousand bucks driving on it, would you guess Khabib Time is 2020, 2021 … or over and performed with?