The coronavirus pandemic continues to claim the lives of thousands of people around the world, and in sports it is no exception. Derived from the consequences of this pandemic, he died at the age of 57 Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of the current lightweight world champion in Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC), Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian was serious for a while, but these days the worst was confirmed for mixed martial arts.
The information was confirmed by the leader of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, a friend of the fighter’s family, who told the TASS agency that “sad news came to me, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov left this world; I was infected with coronavirus and the infection left its consequences. In this way, the aforementioned focused on what happened, making it clear that the renowned fighter had lost his father to COVID-19 moments ago.
The President of UFC wanted to speak after the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Thus, Dana White He spoke of Khabib and his recent family tragedy. “It’s terrible. We feel terrible for Khabib and we know how much he loved his dad and how close they were. We are giving him time to cry and do whatever it takes. We are not bothering you right now. We just want to leave it alone, “began the president of the organizing company.
For his part, Dana He also limited the following about it: «We are not going to disturb him, we are going to leave him alone. Khabib it takes time. Khabib It will take time to clear his head and figure out what’s next for him. Let’s leave it alone for a moment. We will resolve it”. Obviously, White She will have contacted him privately to accompany him in the sentiment, but as for his career in the octagon, for now he does not want them to talk about it, it is not the time.
At the worst moment of his life the best thing is that Nurmagomedov Take the time it takes to mourn your dad’s death, to think about both your present and your future. As the lightweight division moves forward, Justin Gaethje is sure to have no problem waiting a bit longer, either. “Now, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I really don’t know. His father meant a big part of who he is. I don’t know what will happen to his career without his father, “said Daniel Cormier, making it clear that the spirit of Khabib It is at the bottom and it would not be unreasonable to think about retirement.