The father of UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nrmagomedov, Abdulmanap, died today in Moscow, after a battle which lasted for more than two months. He had 57 years, and was experiencing health problems brought by the COVID-19 virus.
The concrete cause of his death was a brain trauma that emerged after a stroke. Abdulmanap experienced problems in late April and was treated for pneumonia before being transferred to one of Moscow’s military hospitals. In the meantime, he didn’t want to be tested for COVID-19, but after arriving at the capital of Russia, he had to undergo this procedure, with the results coming back positive.
Shortly after that, Abdulmanap had a heart attack, which only deteriorated his already shaky health condition. The doctors were forced to perform a bypass surgery in order to save his life, and they kept the 57-year old in a medically induced coma.
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Abdulmanap was a bit better later, even waking up from a coma, being able to communicate with his environment. At that point, Khabib stated that his father feels better but that his condition is still serious. The effects of COVID-19 were not the main cause of the problems, but the consequences which emerged later. Unfortunately, that didn’t last for too long before as Abdulmanap fell into a coma once again.
In the end, the illness prevailed, and one of the best MMA trainers in the world passed away.
This news was revealed by the leader of Russia’s Republic of Dagestan, Ramazan Kadirov, and was later spread by multiple big-name media corporations.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was a specialist in Sambo, the Russian defense martial art, and an excellent wrestler. He would pass on his knowledge to his son, who became one of the best MMA fighters of all time. For many, Khabib’s perfect record is a consequence of Abdulmanap’s careful and detailed approach before every match.
He would guide his son through various challenges, teaching him not only about the things which consider octagon, but also matters surrounding it. Abdulmanap was a close friend of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, with whom he developed a personal relationship over the years.
Besides Khabib, he has two more children, Magomed and Amina.