UFC Star Khabib Nurmagomedov's Father Dies of Coronavirus Complications




According to ESPN, Khabib has previously credited his father for his success in the sport. The fighter currently holds the title for the longest active undefeated streak in MMA, according to CNN.

Several other stars in the sport shared condolences on social media after hearing of Abdulmanap's passing.

"So heartbreaking to hear this news of the Legend Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov," Interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje wrote on Twitter. "I’m very sorry @TeamKhabib You’re dad passed with a heart full of pride knowing you will carry on his legacy."

The coach of Khabib's rival, Conor McGregor, also spoke out about the tragic news.

"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," Coach John Kavanagh wrote. "Sadly only entering his prime of coaching such a loss and tragedy. RIP and best wishes to his family during this difficult time."

McGregor also tweeted his condolences, writing, "The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport. Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov."

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