MMA Community Reacts To The Death Of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

The father of UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov passed away not long ago. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was hospitalized following complications from pneumonia. It led him to undergo open-heart surgery and it was discovered that Khabib’s (28-0) father had a case of COVID-19. He ended up being placed under medically-induced comas twice.

Abdulmanap, 57, helped train Khabib and several Russian fighters to either be champions or contenders. His influence was felt all over the MMA community. Recently, it was reported that Umar Numagomedov and Tagir Ulanbekov, who were set to make their debuts on “Fight Island”, may not make it due to the passing of Abdulmanap.

Following his passing, several entities from the MMA community reached out to send their condolences. Justin Gaethje, a potential opponent for Khabib, stated that Khabib will carry on his legacy. When Khabib beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 last September, many remember the joy in Abdulmanap’s eyes as he watched his son win.

Here are some of the reactions from around the world, from fighters like Poirier, Conor McGregor, Cris Cyborg, and Michael Bisping, to MMA promotions, to Dana White himself:

 

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