Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away on Friday morning. There was an immediate outpouring of condolences and well wishing from the MMA Community.
UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov lost his father Abdulmanap Nurmagoemdov on Friday morning. The 57-year old passed away after suffering from heart issues and complications stemming from Coronavirus after battling the virus for several weeks.
Several notable members of the MMA community have since sent their condolences and well wishes towards his family. Justin Gaethje, his next opponent, Conor McGregor, his rival and even Russian president Vladimir Putin have extended their support to the lightweight champion.
Conor McGregor, Vladimir Putin and MMA community honour Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father’s memory
President Vladimir Putin called Khabib to offer his condolences on the passing of his father. Word of Putin’s call to Khabib was issued via the Kremlin’s website. It read:
Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, expressed deep condolences over the death of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
The MMA community was also quick to send in their tribute and honour the memory of one of the most influential leaders of martial arts in Eastern Europe — and beyond.
The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport. Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 3, 2020
So heartbreaking to hear this news of the Legend Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. I’m very sorry @TeamKhabib You’re dad passed with a heart full of pride knowing you will carry on his legacy.
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) July 3, 2020
My heart is incredibly saddened by the news this morning of the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. The bond Khabib and his father had was unconditional. Now he is resting peacefully in heaven with the almighty. May god be with you and your family @TeamKhabib pic.twitter.com/w7HbT1bjIt
— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) July 3, 2020
Awful news. Rest in power Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Thoughts are with @TeamKhabib and all his loved ones. ❤️
— player/coach (@CMPunk) July 3, 2020
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 3, 2020
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A genius of combat sports and absolute inspiration to so many up and coming fighters. Sadly only entering his prime of coaching such a loss and tragedy. RIP and best wishes to his family during this difficult time 🙏🏽
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) July 3, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to the ever-classy champion @TeamKhabib and his family. I’ll never forget that moment between father and son in the Octagon at UFC 242 last fall. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/ICDBq7C5zD
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) July 3, 2020
Abdulmanap was Khabib’s long time head coach. He also mentored several UFC fighters coming out of Dagestan including UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev and undefeated UFC newcomer – and nephew – Umar Nurmagomedov.
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