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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father of UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has passed away from complications related to Covid-19, according to reports emerging from Russia this afternoon. He was 57.

The patriarch of the Nurmagomedov family, Abdulmanap contracted the disease several weeks ago and was reported by Russian media as having suffered complications which affected his heart which required emergency bypass surgery and was placed into a medically-induced coma.

His condition had been announced as ‘serious but stable’ but according to Russian news agency TASS, Nurmagomedov unfortunately lost his fight with the illness and reports of his death circulated early on Friday.

Nurmagomedov is understood to have fallen ill towards the end of April in Dagestan and was subsequently treated for pneumonia-like symptoms. He was later transferred to a Moscow military hospital where he tested positive for Covid-19 and shortly after suffered a heart attack. Heย understoodย to have been in a coma and, despite reports suggesting that his health had been improving in recent weeks, the unfortunate news of his passing is now confirmed.

The elder Nurmagomedov has been credited as honing his son Khabib’s training from a young age, and had been considered a dominant figure in Russian MMA where he was affectionately known as the ‘Godfather’ of Dagestani martial arts.

Several figures from the mixed martial arts fraternity have paid tribute to Nurmagomedov in the hours since his death was announced, and you can see a selection of them below:


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Rest In Paradise ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜” The same bond @khabib_nurmagomedov had with his dad I also had with my grandfather who adopted me, so I understand what you’re going through brother. Stay strong we’re with you… Reposted from @aliabdelaziz000 ุงู„ุญู…ุฏู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ู‚ุงุฆู„: “ูƒู„ ู…ู† ุนู„ูŠู‡ุง ูุงู† ูˆูŠุจู‚ู‰ ูˆุฌู‡ ุฑุจูƒ ุฐูˆ ุงู„ุฌู„ุงู„ ูˆุงู„ุฅูƒุฑุงู…”. ุฃุณุฃู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃู† ูŠุชุบู…ุฏ ุงู„ูู‚ูŠุฏ ุจูˆุงุณุน ุฑุญู…ุชู‡ุŒ ูˆุฃู† ูŠุฑุฒู‚ ู‚ู„ูˆุจูƒู… ุงู„ู…ุคู…ู†ุฉ ุจู‚ุถุงุก ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆู‚ุฏุฑู‡ ุงู„ุตุจุฑ ูˆุงู„ุณู„ูˆุงู† ุฑุบู… ุจุงู„ุบ ุงู„ุญุฒู† ูˆุงู„ุฃุณู‰ุŒ ูˆุฃู† ูŠุฌู…ุนู†ุง ุจุฃุญุจุงุจู†ุง ููŠ ุฌู†ุงุช ุงู„ู†ุนูŠู…. ุฅู†ุง ุฌู…ูŠุนุงู‹ ู„ู„ู‡ุŒ ูˆุฅู†ุง ุฅู„ูŠู‡ ุฑุงุฌุนูˆู†.โ˜๐Ÿพ

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R.I.P to Abdulmanap & my condolences to all the Nurmagomedov family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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