July 3rd, 2020 was a unhappy working day in the MMA planet when it was introduced that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had died of COVID-19 complications.
Abdulmanap is best known as the father and coach of UFC light-weight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov, but he’s significantly a lot more than that. He was just one of the most crucial and beneficial figures in the Caucasus combat sporting activities scene, and aided elevate the degree of participation and instruction in his dwelling state of Dagestan to a point the place it has turn out to be a world powerhouse in combined martial arts.
On Oct 24th, his son Khabib defends his UFC title for the 3rd time. A victory will place him at 29-, 1 absent from the 30- report his father experienced pinpointed as a career purpose. It’s tragic that Abdulmanap won’t be there to support him, but we’re absolutely sure he’ll be there in spirit. To commemorate Abdulmanap’s passing, UFC’s British isles broadcaster BT Sports has developed a heartwarming cartoon movie highlighting the specific partnership between him and his son.
Incorporated in the video: the hill over Khabib’s village that he used to run up just about every day for schooling. A reference to the notorious bear wrestling movie, which showed a younger Khabib wrestling a brown Dagestani bear.
Khabib would later return for a little rematch when he was all grown up. Abdulmanap’s challenges acquiring a US visa to vacation to America to corner his son for his UFC fights. And eventually, Abdulmanap acquiring to coach his son for his combat versus Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi at UFC 242. That was September of 2019, the past time Khabib has been in a position to contend.
Just enjoy out, this video clip might lead to a very little bit of wet eye. I may perhaps be crying a little bit right now. Just sense the feels, men and ladies. It’s all right.