UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has misplaced a father, a coach and a good friend following his dad’s tragic loss of life aged 57 on Friday.
Abdulmanap, who coached his son to UFC light-weight championship glory, is believed to have handed away following a collection of COVID-19 problems.
The military verteran, additionally a former judo and sambo champion, is arguably the largest purpose why Khabib grew to become one of the vital feared males in UFC historical past.
The sheer self-discipline Khabib’s father put in into his son from an early age and the powerful coaching he put him by means of – lest we overlook he allowed him to wrestle bears – helped form a light-weight champion of the world.
“First, a father at all times desires to verify on what his son his able to,” Abdulmanap stated in 2019.
“It’s a pity that there have been no fights extra fascinating when he was youthful. In the long run, this was a check of character greater than train.”
Abdulmanap was compelled to look at a lot of his son’s triumphs from his house in Russia having been unable to get a VISA to America.
As a religious Muslim, Khabib’s father held him to excessive ethical expectations in addition to bodily requirements.
That’s why Abdulmanap was so upset following the ugly scenes that adopted his son’s victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in November 2018.
Khabib scaled the fence to assault a few of McGregor’s staff as quickly as he tapped the Irishman out.
Moreover, a few of Khabib’s staff took that as a possibility to enter the cage and assault McGregor.
Each fighters have been hit with suspensions by Nevada State Athletic Fee for his or her half within the brawls.
Nurmagomedov obtained 9 months and ordered to pay $500,000, whereas McGregor was advised at hand over $50,000 on prime of his six-month ban.
Abdulmanap stated: “I’ll impose a punishment harder than the UFC’s. I warned him. For me, self-discipline comes first.
“You do no matter you need within the Octagon, [but] outdoors — that is the border of civilians, the place there are kids, girls, strangers.”
He additionally later stated he forgave McGregor for all of the trash discuss previous to his struggle with Khabib and invited him to return prepare with them in Dagestan.
When requested on Russian TV if he actually forgave Infamous, he stated: “Completely. It’s previously. We will’t cease, life goes on.
“Our faith says to point out mercy in actions, not in phrases. If he comes, you’ll see the identical factor. A welcome of an expensive visitor.”
A real gentleman. RIP.