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Khabib’s dad succumbed to COVID-19 virus


Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, has died due to coronavirus disease.

The UFC lightweight champion confirmed that his father was hospitalized after being infected with COVID-19, plus the fact that he underwent heart surgery for his preexisting condition.

Fellow UFC star/rival Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight interim champ Justin Gaethje extended their deepest condolences to the Russian fighter.

“The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport. Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov,” McGregor tweeted.

“So heartbreaking to hear this news of the Legend Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. I’m very sorry @TeamKhabib You’re dad passed with a heart full of pride knowing you will carry on his legacy,” ayon naman kay Gaethje.