Very sad news has broken earlier today... Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov Khabib's dad is dead. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was only 57. Abdulmanap died after a series of complications from COVID-19 as reported by the RT.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was a wrestling and sambo expert, who taught his son all he knew. Abdulmanap was Khabib’s long-time trainer, helping him to a 28-0 record in UFC and the lightweight championship.
Abdulmanap Hospitalized Since April
Abdulmanap died due to brain injuries caused by a stroke while fighting COVID-19. He suffered a heart attack in May and was a in a coma. Khabib told RT on June 23 that his father no longer had COVID-19 but his “condition is still serious."
Abdulmanap was not the only member of Khabib's family that died due to COVID-19.
RIP Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and thank you for your contribution to combat sports.
Khabib's Next Fight
Khabib vs Gaethje fitght is still on, but Khabib will have much tougher time to beat one of the best punchers in lightweight UFC division. Let's hope his fight will not be postponed due to COVID again. Khabib already abstained from fighting Ferguson earlier this year.