Abubakar Nurmagomedov claimed a dominant victory over Jared Gooden at UFC 260 as cousin Khabib watched on with satisfaction within the nook.
The previous UFC light-weight champion has assumed the function of coach since hanging up his gloves following his win over UFC 254 towards Justin Gaethje.
Alongside American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez, Khabib watched on as his cousin delivered an absolute clinic to mark his return to the Octagon.
Having been submitted in his UFC debut again in 2019, Nurmagomedov returned in type with a dominant victory which showcased his improved hanging.
In addition to being a beautiful grappler, the 31-year-old from Dagestan clearly possesses a implausible jab and a nasty left swap kick.
If there was maybe one criticism of Khabib’s profession, it was maybe his considerably unpolished hanging – a difficulty he managed to beat together with his relentless grappling and improved submission abilities.
But the subsequent batch of Russian superstars to emerge seem like much more well-rounded and harmful, thanks to assist from Khabib and the teachings of his father.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov handed away in July final yr and the affect it had on all of his pupils was clear to see, with Abubakar dedicating his efficiency to his former coach within the week.
“He cherished to play chess,” Nurmagomedov advised RT Sport, sharing a photograph on Instagram of Abdulmanap.
“He may play chess all night time if he had somebody to play with,” he movingly added. “We’re all from him, and we’ll return to him.”